noun. a colorless Mexican liquor distilled from fermented juices of certain desert plants of the genus Agavaceae (especially the century plant).
- Agave atrovirens
- strong drink
- hard drink
- hard liquor
noun. a small spineless globe-shaped cactus; source of mescal buttons.
- mescal button
- genus Lophophora
- sacred mushroom
- magic mushroom
Example sentences of the word mescal
One of their chief fruit sources was the mescal cactus, which they used for food and drink.
2. Noun, singular or mass
The starchy vegetable made a nutritious food called mescal, a staple of their diet.