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Definition: 'Peyote'

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peyote

Type: Term

Pronunciation: pā-yō′tē, pā-yō′tĕl

Definitions:
1. Aztec name for Lophophora williamsii, a small cactus indigenous to Mexico and the southwestern U.S. used in Native American tribal ceremonies, to induce trances and hallucinations; the principal active component of peyote is mescaline.

Synonyms: pellote

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