mescal definition

  • noun:
    • See peyote.
    • A Mexican alcohol distilled from fermented juice of particular types of agave.
    • A food made by cooking the fleshy leaf base and trunk area of specific agaves.
    • See maguey.
    • A Mexican alcoholic drink distilled from the fermented juice associated with the agave.
    • The peyote cactus.
    • A distilled liquor prepared in Mexico from a species of agave. See agave.
    • a good intoxicating nature distilled from pulque, the fermented liquid for the Agave Americana of Mexico. In addition mexcal, mezcal.
    • a small spineless globe-shaped cactus; way to obtain mescal buttons
    • a colorless Mexican alcohol distilled from fermented drinks of particular desert flowers of this genus Agavaceae (especially the century plant)

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