from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A small spineless cactus, Pelecyphora aselliformis, resembling the peyote (Lophophora Williamsii) in habit, which grows in arid rocky soil near San Luis Potosí, Mexico, and is offered for sale in the market as a remedy for fevers and other maladies.
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Rock cacti, locally known as peyotillo or "little peyote" are still common in remote areas, where illegal collecting has not greatly impacted populations.
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