mescal bean


mescal bean
   1) DARE: 1856. See frijolillo.
   2) DARE: 1888. The dried tip of the peyote plant, according to DARE. Compare mescal button.
   3) According to Watts, "the bean of the Sophora secundiflora, an evergreen bush with violet flowers."

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