[pey-oh-tee; Spanish pe-yaw-te]

noun, plural pe·yo·tes [pey-oh-teez; Spanish pe-yaw-tes] /peɪˈoʊ tiz; Spanish pɛˈyɔ tɛs/.

(in Mexico) any of several cacti related to or resembling mescal.

Origin of peyote

1840–50, Americanism; < Mexican Spanish < Nahuatl peyotl Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Related Words for peyote

hallucinogen, candy, dot, blotter, peyote

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another name for mescal (def. 1)

Word Origin for peyote

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl peyotl
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Word Origin and History for peyote

"mescal cactus," 1849, from Mexican Spanish peyote, from Nahuatl peyotl, said to mean "caterpillar;" the cactus so called from the downy button on top.

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