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[pey-oh-tee; Spanish pe-yaw-te] /peɪˈoʊ ti; Spanish pɛˈyɔ tɛ/

noun, plural peyotes
[pey-oh-teez; Spanish pe-yaw-tes] /peɪˈoʊ tiz; Spanish pɛˈyɔ tɛs/ (Show IPA)
(def 3).
(in Mexico) any of several cacti related to or resembling .
/peɪˈəʊtɪ; pɪ-/
another name for mescal (sense 1)

“mescal cactus,” 1849, from Mexican Spanish peyote, from Nahuatl peyotl, said to mean “caterpillar;” the cactus so called from the downy button on top.


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