Definition of peyote noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//peɪˈəʊti//
    ; NAmE NAmE//peɪˈoʊti//
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  1. 1 (also mescal) [countable, uncountable] a small, blue-green cactus that contains a powerful drug that affects people’s minds See related entries: Addiction
  2. 2 [uncountable] the drug that comes from this plant See related entries: Addiction
  3. Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from Latin American Spanish, from Nahuatl peyotl.