Ayahuasca



a woody South American vine, Banisteriopsis caapi, of the malpighia family, having bark that is the source of harmine, a hallucinogenic alkaloid used by Amazon Indians.
Historical Examples

They make use of a narcotic drink called ayahuasca, which produces effects similar to those of opium.
The Andes and the Amazon James Orton

noun
a Brazilian plant, Banisteriopsis caapi, that has winged fruits and yields a powerful hallucinogenic alkaloid sometimes used to treat certain disorders of the central nervous system: family Malpighiaceae

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