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Mescal

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Noun

1. lophophora williamsii, mescal, mezcal, peyote

a small spineless globe-shaped cactus; source of mescal buttons

2. mescal

a colorless Mexican liquor distilled from fermented juices of certain desert plants of the genus Agavaceae (especially the century plant)

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Mescal

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noun
1. Also called: peyote
a spineless globe-shaped cactus, Lophophora williamsii, of Mexico and the southwestern US. Its button-like tubercles (mescal buttons) contain mescaline and are chewed by certain Native American tribes for their hallucinogenic effects
2. 
a colourless alcoholic spirit distilled from the fermented juice of certain agave plants

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Mescal

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noun
1. 
a colorless alcoholic liquor of Mexico made from pulque or other fermented agave juice: it is lower in quality and rougher in taste than tequila
2. 
any plant from which this liquor is made
3. 
a small, spineless cactus (Lophophora williamsii) of N Mexico and the SW U.S., with rounded stems, whose buttonlike tops (mescal buttons) are chewed, specif., in religious ceremonies by Mexican Indians, for their hallucinogenic effects

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Mescal

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n.
1. See peyote.
2.
a. A Mexican liquor distilled from the fermented sap of certain agaves.
b. A food prepared by cooking the large young flowering stalk of certain agaves.
c. An agave, especially one used for producing food or beverages.

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