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magic mushroom

noun
1.
a mushroom, Psilocybe mexicana, of Mexico and the southwestern U.S., containing the hallucinogen psilocybin.
Origin
1965-1970
1965-70
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  • Actually, it is the flesh of a fungus, and it soon became known to hippies as the magic mushroom.
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British Dictionary definitions for magic mushroom

magic mushroom

noun
1.
(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
noun

any toadstool with hallucinogenic properties from psilocybin, e.g. the liberty cap or fly agaric

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