- a snuff used by certain Indians of South America containing dimethyltryptamine and other hallucinogenic agents, obtained from the seeds of the tree Piptadenia peregrina.
Origin of parica
< Portuguese paricá the name of the tree < Tupi
Also called cohoba.
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One of these Indian braves puts the parica into a tube and puffs it into the nose of his companion.The Races of Man