noun. a colorless Mexican liquor distilled from fermented juices of certain desert plants of the genus Agavaceae (especially the century plant).
noun. a small spineless globe-shaped cactus; source of mescal buttons.
1. Adjective 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.