yage

or ya·je

[ yah-hey ]
/ ˈyɑ heɪ /

noun

a mildly hallucinogenic drug obtained from a South American vine, Banisteriopsis caapi.

Nearby words

  1. yae,
  2. yaff,
  3. yaffle,
  4. yafo,
  5. yag,
  6. yager,
  7. yagi aerial,
  8. yagi antenna,
  9. yah,
  10. yahata

Origin of yage

First recorded in 1920–25, yage is from the American Spanish word yagé, apparently < an indigenous language of SE Colombia or NE Peru

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