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parica

[ par-i-kah, -kuh ]
/ ˈpær ɪˌkɑ, -kə /
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noun

a snuff used by certain Indians of South America containing dimethyltryptamine and other hallucinogenic agents, obtained from the seeds of the tree Piptadenia peregrina.

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Also called cohoba.

Origin of parica

<Portuguese paricá the name of the tree <Tupi
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Example sentences from the Web for parica

  • One of these Indian braves puts the parica into a tube and puffs it into the nose of his companion.

    The Races of Man|Joseph Deniker
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