ayahuasca


ayahuasca
ayahuasca [ä΄yä wäs′kä]
n.
[AmSp < Quechua, lit., vine of the dead < aya, cadaver + huasca, vine]
1. a hallucinogenic drink containing harmine, C13H12N2O, prepared by Amazonian Indians from the bark of various vines of a genus ( Banisteriopsis, esp. B. caapi) of the malpighia family
2. any of these vines

English World dictionary. . 2014.