Definition of Sacred mushroom
1. Noun. The button-shaped top of the mescal cactus; a source of psilocybin.
Terms within: Mescaline, Peyote
Group relationships: Lophophora Williamsii, Mescal, Mezcal, Peyote
Generic synonyms: Plant Organ
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sacred Mushroom
Literary usage of Sacred mushroom
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Cactaceae: Descriptions and Illustrations of Plants of the Cactus Family by Nathaniel Lord Britton, Joseph Nelson Rose (1922)
"... or "sacred mushroom." This species is known variously as ... devil's root, or sacred mushroom; it is sometimes also called the dumpling cactus and, ..."
2. Useful wild plants of the United States and Canada by Charles Francis Saunders (1920)
"This is the so-called sacred mushroom, Mescal-button, Dry Whisky, Peyote, or Raiz diabolica (devil's root)—names given in common speech to a small cactus, ..."
3. Eat Your Food! Gastronomical Glory from Garden to Gut: A Coastalfields ...by Aaron Brachfeld, Aaron Brachfeld and Mary Choate, Mary Choate by Aaron Brachfeld, Aaron Brachfeld and Mary Choate, Mary Choate (2007)
"... (god's flesh) as a "sacred mushroom" to induce hallucinations. The Aztecs also enjoyed vulgar mushrooms for food. ..."
4. Ethnobotany and Medicinal Plants: Bibliography: January 1990-June 1991 by Susan A. McCarthy (1993)
"Language: English Descriptors: India; Meliaceae; Medicinal plants; Pharmacology 471 NAL Call No: QK1.H57 v.4 The sacred mushroom seeker essays for R. Gordon ..."