noun, plural pe·yo·tes [pey-oh-teez; Spanish pe-yaw-tes] /peɪˈoʊ tiz; Spanish pɛˈyɔ tɛs/.
Origin of peyote
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For these individuals, the use of peyote was an essential element of the religious rituals of their Native American Church.Waiting for the Supreme Court on the Hobby Lobby Decision|Geoffrey R. Stone|June 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Shamans consume consciousness-altering chemicals such as peyote.Inside the Prison Journal of West Memphis Three’s Damien Echols|Damien Echols|December 31, 2012|DAILY BEAST
In the United States they are called mescal buttons, and in Mexico peyote.Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)|Carl Lumholtz
Peyote, the dried fruit of a small cactus, the use of which was only known in the old days to a few of the Medicine Men.The Trail Book|Mary Austin
He says he leads you into safety; I say he leads you into the worst danger any living man can imagine—even in peyote dreams!The Defiant Agents|Andre Alice Norton
Their most sacred objects of religious veneration are the 'dalbehya, the Tame, the Gadmbitsohi, and the sei or peyote.
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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.