- a hallucinogenic drink containing harmine, CHNO, prepared by Amazonian Indians from the bark of various vines of a genus (Banisteriopsis, esp. B. caapi) of the malpighia family
- any of these vines
Origin of ayahuascaAmerican Spanish ; from Quechua, literally , vine of the dead ; from aya, cadaver + huasca, vine
Origin of ayahuascaAmerican Spanish, from Quechua, rope of the dead, narcotic : aya, corpse + huasca, rope.