mescal button


noun

one of the dried, buttonlike tops of a mescal of the genus Lophophora, used as a hallucinogen, especially by certain Indians of Mexico and the southwestern U.S. during religious ceremonies; peyote.

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Origin of mescal button

First recorded in 1885–90
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