peyote

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n peyote the hallucinatory alkaloid that is the active agent in mescal buttons
    • n peyote a small spineless globe-shaped cactus; source of mescal buttons
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n peyote A name applied in certain parts of Mexico to several low, fleshy, spineless plants, especially to Lophophora Williamsii, which is used medicinally and has narcotic properties. Also written pellotè. See mescal-buttons.
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Usage

In literature:

The use of peyote has now spread northwest into Canada.
"Guide to Life and Literature of the Southwest" by J. Frank Dobie
Among the most useful are heroin, morphine, opium, coca, hemp, and peyote.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
Why, this is the sacred Peyote!
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, December 1930" by Various
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In news:

Watch this video demonstrating diagonal peyote stitch.
Cactus spines and the occasional rattle snake are all in a day's work for Mauro Morales, one of three legal peyote hunters in Texas.
Peyote is a hallucinogen considered sacred medicine by members of the Native American Church.
Worked in even-count peyote this bracelet is tapered at the ends and embellished with loops of cylinder beads on the edges.
Work in even-count peyote using size 11 Delica cylinder beads.
This year's project follows the theme, "Flocking Together To Find A Cure," and asks for bead artists to submit beaded 1.5-inch squares of birds in the peyote beading style.
The ancient peyote style of beading , also known as the gourd stitch, involves interweaving rows of beads .
Based in part off the 2009 Quanza concept, the Juke 's exterior design is an unusual recipe, concocted of one part Baja buggy, one part hatchback, and a dozen parts peyote.
Investigators said they found four firearms, $180,000 and peyote at the sites.
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In science:

The NR computations were performed with the Damiana, Belladonna and Peyote clusters of the Albert Einstein Institute, the Doppler and Kepler clusters at the University of Jena, as well as at LRZ Munich and HLRS, Stuttgart.
A template bank for gravitational waveforms from coalescing binary black holes: non-spinning binaries
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