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[n] a stimulant drug that is chemically related to mescaline and amphetamine and is used illicitly for its euphoric and hallucinogenic effects; it was formerly used in psychotherapy but in 1985 it was declared illegal in the United States
[n] (Old Testament) in Judeo-Christian mythology; the first man and the husband of Eve and the progenitor of the human race
[n] Scottish architect who designed many public buildings in England and Scotland (1728-1792)

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\Ad"am\, n.
1. The name given in the Bible to the first man, the progenitor of the human race.
2. (As a symbol) ``Original sin;'' human frailty. And whipped the offending Adam out of him. --Shak. {Adam's ale}, water. [Coll.] {Adam's apple}.
1. (Bot.) (a) A species of banana ({Musa paradisiaca}). It attains a height of twenty feet or more. --Paxton. (b) A species of lime ({Citris limetta}).
2. The projection formed by the thyroid cartilage in the neck. It is particularly prominent in males, and is so called from a notion that it was caused by the forbidden fruit (an apple) sticking in the throat of our first parent. {Adam's flannel} (Bot.), the mullein ({Verbascum thapsus}). {Adam's needle} (Bot.), the popular name of a genus ({Yucca}) of liliaceous plants.

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