Definition of Mezcal

1. Noun. A small spineless globe-shaped cactus; source of mescal buttons.

Exact synonyms: Lophophora Williamsii, Mescal, Peyote
Generic synonyms: Cactus
Group relationships: Genus Lophophora, Lophophora
Terms within: Magic Mushroom, Mescal Button, Sacred Mushroom



Definition of Mezcal

1. n. Same as Mescal.

Definition of Mezcal

1. Noun. A Mexican alcoholic liquor distilled from agave plants. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Mezcal

1. mescal [n -S] - See also: mescal

Lexicographical Neighbors of Mezcal

mewsing
mexenone
mexican
mexican americans
mexican spotted fever
mexiletine
mexiletine hydrochloride
meyerhofferite
meyerhofferites
meymacite
meynt
mezail
mezails
mezair
mezairs
mezcal (current term)
mezcals
meze
mezerein
mezereon
mezereons
mezereum
mezereums
mezes
mezlocillin
mezlocillin sodium
mezquit
mezquite
mezquites
mezquits

Literary usage of Mezcal

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Official Catalogue of the Mexican Exhibits at the Pan-American Exposition at by Mexico (1901)
"mezcal. 75. Ramirez é Hijos, San Luis Potosí. mezcal. 76. Retes Hermanos, Hacienda de Pericos, ... mezcal. For explanation of classification see index. ..."

2. The Ancient Cities of the New World: Being Voyages and Explorations in by Désiré Charnay (1887)
"... Idols and Masks — Description by Torquemada — S. Martin's Village—Pulque and mezcal—S. Juan of Teotihuacan. ON account of its vicinity to Mexico, ..."

3. Travels in the Interior of Mexico, in 1825, 1826, 1827, & 1828 by Robert William Hale Hardy (1829)
"The neighbouring mountains abound with mezcal, which makes a very strong liquor; and although Don Manuel has only two small and very imperfect stills, ..."

4. The Missions and Missionaries of California by Zephyrin Engelhardt (1912)
"Fr. Tapis writes: "Never was mezcal purchased from the ships of San Blas. ... Not only is no mezcal purchased from the ships, but not even a bottle of it ..."

5. A New Collection of Laws, Charters and Local Ordinances of the Governments by Joseph M. White, Ignacio Jordán de Assó y del Río (1839)
"That it is permitted freely to make and to sell spirits of mezcal (aguardiente mezcal) in the viceroyalty of Mexico. 3. That six dollars in specie are to be ..."

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