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Meaning of ayahuasca

a•ya•huas•ca

Pronunciation: (ä"yu-wä'sku), [key]
— n.
  1. 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.
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