castoreum


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cas·tor·e·um

(kăs-tôr′ē-əm)
n.
See castor1.

[Latin castor, beaver; see castor1 + -eum, neuter of -eus, denominal adjective suffix.]

castoreum

(kɑːˈstɔːrɪəm)
n
the oil secreted from the beaver which is used as bait by trappers

cas•tor1

(ˈkæs tər, ˈkɑ stər)

n.
1. Also, castoreum. a pungent, brownish, oily substance secreted by glands in the groin of the beaver, used in medicine and perfumery.
2. a hat made of beaver or rabbit fur.
3. a beaver.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Latin < Greek kástōr beaver]

cas•tor2

(ˈkæs tər, ˈkɑ stər)

n.

Cas•tor

(ˈkæs tər, ˈkɑ stər)

n.
a star of the second magnitude in the constellation Gemini.
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We know diseases of stoppings, and suffocations, are the most dangerous in the body; and it is not much otherwise in the mind; you may take sarza to open the liver, steel to open the spleen, flowers of sulphur for the lungs, castoreum for the brain; but no receipt openeth the heart, but a true friend; to whom you may impart griefs, joys, fears, hopes, suspicions, counsels, and whatsoever lieth upon the heart to oppress it, in a kind of civil shrift or confession.
Roedd yn cael ei hela ar gyfer ei ffwr a hefyd ar gyfer y castoreum (sachau castor) am fod pobl yn credu fod rhinweddau meddyginiaethol yn perthyn i'r olew oedd i'w cael yn y rhain.
The European beaver was once widespread but was prized for its fur, the castoreum it produces for use in medicines and as a base aroma in perfumes and its meat which could be eaten by Catholics as a fish.
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