magic mushrooms

magic mushroom

noun
a mushroom, Psilocybe mexicana, of Mexico and the southwestern U.S., containing the hallucinogen psilocybin.

Origin:
1965–70

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magic mushroom
 
n
informal any of various types of fungi that contain a hallucinogenic substance, esp Psilocybe mexicana, which contains psilocybin

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magic mushrooms definition


and sacred mushrooms
  1. n.
    mushrooms of the genus Psilocybe, which cause visions or hallucinations when eaten. (Drugs.) : Magic mushrooms are okay because they are natural, or something like that. , They sometimes call peyote cactus buds, the “sacred mushrooms.”
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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