1934, from -lys- in hydrolysis + first syllable of ergot + -ic.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

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  • It had come out of the old experiments with lysergic acid and mescalin.

    Last Resort

    Stephen Bartholomew

  • Lysergic acid (LSD), mescaline, and psilocybin cause illusions and hallucinations.

    What Works: Schools Without Drugs

    United States Department of Education