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magic mushroom

a mushroom, Psilocybe mexicana, of Mexico and the southwestern U.S., containing the hallucinogen psilocybin.
Origin of magic mushroom
1965-70 Unabridged
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Examples from the web for magic mushroom
  • Actually, it is the flesh of a fungus, and it soon became known to hippies as the magic mushroom.
  • Experiential reports from participants can be as slippery as magic mushroom trips themselves.
British Dictionary definitions for magic mushroom

magic mushroom

(informal) any of various types of fungi that contain a hallucinogenic substance, esp Psilocybe mexicana, which contains psilocybin
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Contemporary definitions for magic mushroom

any toadstool with hallucinogenic properties from psilocybin, e.g. the liberty cap or fly agaric's 21st Century Lexicon
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