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Pronunciation: si'lo-si'be

Definition: A genus of mushrooms (family Agaricaceae) containing many species with psychotropic or hallucinogenic properties, including Psilocybe mexicana, of which the fruiting bodies are a source of the hallucinogen, psilocybin.

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