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.
They make use of a narcotic drink called ayahuasca, which produces effects similar to those of opium.
The Andes and the Amazon James Orton
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
a female given name: from an African word meaning “beautiful flower.”. Historical Examples But no matter what they might do he would be Klitonda, the Ayana chief, to the bitter end. The Chief of the Ranges H. A. Cody “The chief of the Ayana gives his daughter to the young white man,” he said. The […]
a male given name: from a Yoruba word meaning “we gave praises and he came.”.
(among Shiʿites) a title in the religious hierarchy achieved by scholars who have demonstrated highly advanced knowledge of Islamic law and religion. Contemporary Examples The ayatollah Khomeini famously called the United States the Great Satan. David’s Book Club: Darkness At Noon David Frum August 25, 2012 For Pawlenty, evidently, Thomas Jefferson and the ayatollah Khomeini […]
Ayatollah Mohammed Ali, born 1939, chief Islamic leader of Iran since 1989. Contemporary Examples It’s true to an extent: the Guardian Council selects candidates and Khamenei retains his role. Who’s Dismissing the Iranian Elections? Ali Gharib June 16, 2013 A few weeks ago, the Iranian parliament, again, of course, handpicked by Khamenei, was ready to […]