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Definition of "mescaline" [mescaline]

  • An alkaloid drug, C11H17NO3, obtained from mescal buttons, which produces hallucinations. Also called peyote. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "mescaline" in a sentence
  • "To prepare for today, they have fasted from food and drink for four days, although the use of mescaline is encouraged."
  • "I’ve done LSD once and I’ve heard that mescaline is pretty damn potent as well."
  • "Frank was most knowledgeable on the subject and explained that peyote was a cactus that contained a powerful hallucinogen called mescaline and that it had been used by the indigenous people of central Mexico during certain religious rituals."