Dictionary.com
definitions
  • synonyms

parica

[par-i-kah, -kuh]
noun
  1. a snuff used by certain Indians of South America containing dimethyltryptamine and other hallucinogenic agents, obtained from the seeds of the tree Piptadenia peregrina.
Show More

Origin of parica

< Portuguese paricá the name of the tree < Tupi
Also called cohoba.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for parica

Historical Examples

  • 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