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  • mescal — (mexcal or mezcal [meskál] < Nahuatl metl maguey and (i)xcalli stew < ixcalhuia to cook or boil something. The original meaning of this term refers to an intoxicating drink obtained from the maguey or agave plant)    1) New Mexico: 1831.… …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • mescal ceremony —    A ceremony performed by Plains Indians that incorporates mescal liquor …   Vocabulario Vaquero

  • mescal — ☆ mescal [mes kal′ ] n. [Sp mezcal < Nahuatl mexcalli] 1. a colorless alcoholic liquor of Mexico made from pulque or other fermented agave juice: it is lower in quality and rougher in taste than tequila 2. any plant from which this liquor is… …   English World dictionary

  • Mescal — Mes*cal , n. [Sp.] A distilled liquor prepared in Mexico from a species of agave. See {Agave}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mescal — (n.) plant of the genus Agave, found in deserts of Mexico and southwestern U.S., especially the American aloe, or maguey plant, 1702, from Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl (Aztec) mexcalli fermented drink made from agave, from metl agave + ixcalli… …   Etymology dictionary

  • mescal — noun Etymology: American Spanish mezcal, mescal, from Nahuatl mexcalli liquor made from the maguey plant Date: 1887 1. peyote 2 2. a. a usually colorless Mexican liquor distilled especially from the central leaves of maguey plants b. a plant from …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • mescal — Maguey Mag uey, n. [Sp. maguey, Mexican maguei and metl.] (Bot.) Any of several species of {Agave}, such as the {century plant} ({Agave Americana}), a plant requiring many years to come to maturity and blossoming only once before dying; and the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mescal — mes·cal me skal, mə n 1) peyote (2) 2 a) a usu. colorless Mexican liquor distilled esp. from the central leaves of any of various fleshy leaved agaves b) a plant from which mescal is produced * * * mes·cal (mes kahlґ) [Nahuatl metl ixcalli… …   Medical dictionary

  • mescal — n. 1 a maguey. b liquor obtained from this. 2 a peyote cactus. Phrases and idioms: mescal buttons disc shaped dried tops from the peyote cactus, eaten or chewed as an intoxicant. Etymology: Sp. mezcal f. Nahuatl mexcalli …   Useful english dictionary

  • hard liquor — noun an alcoholic beverage that is distilled rather than fermented • Syn: ↑liquor, ↑spirits, ↑booze, ↑hard drink, ↑John Barleycorn, ↑strong drink • Derivationally related forms: ↑boozy ( …   Useful english dictionary