Shroom Slang: Different Names For Magic Mushrooms

By Austin Dixon | Updated December 13, 2022 | Mushrooms
Hippies walking on rural road together

When it comes to psychedelic mushrooms, there’s plenty of different slang for shrooms when describing their effects on the human experience.

Here’s a list of commonly used shroom slang:

Slang Words Mushrooms

  • Shrooms 
  • Mushies 
  • Caps 
  • Boomers
  • Pizza toppings
  • Alice
  • Buttons
  • Champiñones
  • Hongos
  • Tweezes
  • Golden Caps (strain)
  • Penis Envy (strain)
  • Blue Meanies (strain)

Shroom Slang

Tripping : a state of mind brought on by experiencing a different state of consciousness, mostly through vast changes in perception, senses and thought patterns

Flipping: a term used to describe when different psychedelic substances are mixed together

Hippie Flipping: mixing magic mushrooms with MDMA

Candy Flipping: mixing magic mushrooms with LSD (acid)

Kitty Flipping: mixing magic mushrooms with Ketamine

Visuals: the reality distortions and hallucinations experienced through your visual—and cognitive—senses after a psychedelic dosage

Ego Death: the perceived loss of boundaries between self and environment

Good Trip: a “trip” that one experiences as positive, healing, and often therapeutic; hallucinations resulting from a good trip often involve a sense of euphoria, connectedness, and love

Bad Trip: a “trip” that goes from peace and  oneness  to pure horror and evil; hallucinations resulting from a bad trip often involve monsters, horrifying scenes, and paranoia/anxiety

Shroom Stomach: a feeling of nausea, cramping, or other discomfort in the stomach caused by the consumption of psychedelic mushrooms

Microdose: a smaller dose of magic mushrooms (usually 0.1g to 0.5g) taken with the intent to experience a slight sense of euphoria without the full experience of “tripping”

Heroic Dose: a very large quantity of magic mushrooms (usually over 5g), that results in a powerful, intense psychedelic experience; often results in what users refer to as an “ego death”

Set & Setting: the “set” is the state of mind one brings to the trip, and its factors include, current state of mind, previous drug experiences, and mood; the “setting” refers to the surrounding events and time. These include other people present, location, time of day, and surrounding sounds (like music).

Intention(s): the act of going into a psychedelic experience with a list (mental or physical) of topics, subjects, and ideas one would like to dive deeper into (i.e. “I would like to explore my depression towards work.”)

Integration: taking time by yourself or with others to have an open dialogue around your psychedelic experience; often happens directly after a “trip” or within the days/weeks following the experience

It’s important to know the shroom slang when it comes to magic mushrooms. Sometimes, not understanding what someone means can be a major setback in your psychedelic journey.

We hope this list of magic mushroom slang helps and comment below with any lingo we may have missed!

Austin Dixon

About the Author

Austin Dixon is a recently converted psychonaut with a newfound interest in psychedelics and their affects on mental health. After thinking psychedelics were "weird hippie drugs" for 28 years, his mission is to now help educate others who are new to psychedelics.

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