Peyote vs. Mezcal

Peyote vs. Mezcal — Is There a Difference?

Difference Between Peyote and Mezcal

Peyotenoun

A spineless, dome-shaped cactus (Lophophora williamsii) native to Mexico and the southwest United States, having buttonlike tubercles that contain the hallucinogen mescaline and are traditionally used in rituals by certain Native American peoples. Also called mescal.

Mezcalnoun

A Mexican liquor distilled from a fermented mash of roasted agave hearts.

Peyotenoun

Peyote buttons.

Mezcalnoun

alternative form of mescal

Peyotenoun

A small, spineless cactus (Lophophora williamsii) found from southwest United States to central Mexico that produces buttonlike tubercles that can be chewed for its psychedelic effect, primarily from the drug mescaline.

Mezcalnoun

a small spineless globe-shaped cactus; source of mescal buttons

Peyotenoun

A mescal button produced by the plant.

Peyotenoun

a small spineless globe-shaped cactus; source of mescal buttons

Peyotenoun

the hallucinatory alkaloid that is the active agent in mescal buttons