mescal

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n mescal a colorless Mexican liquor distilled from fermented juices of certain desert plants of the genus Agavaceae (especially the century plant)
    • n mescal a small spineless globe-shaped cactus; source of mescal buttons
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Mescal A distilled liquor prepared in Mexico from a species of agave. See Agave.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n mescal A strong intoxicating spirit distilled from pulque, the fermented juice of the Agave Americana of Mexico. Also mexcal, mezcal.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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Usage

In literature:

Solotari brought black coffee and a small carafe of mescal, and retiring to a corner of the room, went to sleep.
"The Octopus" by Frank Norris
By now he had come to the fiery liqueur called mescal.
"Blix" by Frank Norris
These mescal-drinking raiders were not scouts.
"Desert Gold" by Zane Grey
It is generally through mescal that the Indians become peons.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
I told the Chief I knew Mescal was knock-kneed and stiff-legged.
"I Married a Ranger" by Dama Margaret Smith
Would his wares turn out to be mescal or vegetables or perhaps a leggy steer that he had butchered?
"Steve Yeager" by William MacLeod Raine
One could buy here mescal, American whiskey, and even wine of a sort.
"Oh, You Tex!" by William Macleod Raine
Yet here was mescal, and here were some, at least, of the Sanchez "outfit," sober and fit for business.
"Tonio, Son of the Sierras" by Charles King
By and by only isolated mescal plants with long, yellow-plumed spears broke the bare monotony of the plateau.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Jest don't mention sheep to me and I'll be as happy as an Injun on a mescal jag.
"Hidden Water" by Dane Coolidge
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In poetry:

Never make me queries
Nor take me into hand!
Mescal is a refuge
I can understand...
"Antidote (Nogales, Sonora, Mexico)" by Norman MacLeod

In news:

The Mexican is currently smuggling mescal out of Oaxaca and into hipster bars nationwide, and thus gives you two oldies-but-goodies.
Mescal, Horst capture marathon titles.
Richard Burkhart/Savannah Morning News Jeff Mescal, Hebron, IN, points to the sky as he nears the finish of the Rock "n" Roll Savannah Marathon Saturday morning.
Horst Repeats, Mescal Wins Men's Race at Rock 'n' Roll Savannah.
Guy Atchley's Arizona: Mescal Movie.
The tangy combination of red wine and citrus fruit is served with a float of smoky Maya mescal on top, and is a perfect compliment to Mezcal 's traditional Mexican menu.
Courtesy of Greg Mescall Maggie, left, and older sister Jessica get to compete for a world championship together.
Pork Belly with Spaghetti Squash , Mescal-Chile De Arbol and Figs.
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