a hallucinogenic drug obtained from a fungus (genus Psilocybe, esp. P. mexicana)
Origin of psilocybin; from Modern Latin Psilocybe ; from Classical Greek psilos, bare (akin to ps?n, to rub: see psoriasis) + kyb?, head + -in
A hallucinogenic compound, C12H17N2O4P, obtained from mushrooms chiefly of the genus Psilocybe.
Origin of psilocybinNew Latin Psīlocybē, mushroom genus (Greek psīlos, bare + Greek kubē, head) + –in.
- Psilocybe semilanceata
After German Psilocybin (coined by Albert Hofmann), from modern Latin psilocybe, from Greek ÏˆÎ¹Î»ÏŒÏ‚ "˜smooth' + ÎºÏÎ²Î· "˜head'.