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.
probably comes from its use as a replacement for castoreum, a perfume
IF YOU feel like splashing out on a new aftershave and we really mean splashing out, Tom Ford's new Oud Wood Intense, one of three new Oud fragrances from the designer, introduces you to the oud scent at its richest, most luxurious saturation with key notes of angelica roots, ginger, cypress, juniper, oud wood, and castoreum.
IF YOU feel like splashing out a new aftershave and we really mean splashing out, Tom Ford's new Oud Wood Intense, one of three new Oud fragrances from the designer, introduces you to the oud scent at its richest, most luxurious saturation with key notes of angelica roots, ginger, cypress, juniper, oud wood, and castoreum.
We set Hancock live traps in the water at active lodges and either baited with fresh trembling aspen Populus tremuloides and commercially available ground castoreum or set as unbaited blind sets.
Castoreum is a bitter, strong-smelling, creamy orange-brown substance that consists of the dried perineal glands of the beaver and their secretion.
Resident beavers (Castor canadensis) do not discriminate between castoreum scent marks from simulated adult and subadult male intruders.
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.
Beavers are believed to be wiped out in Britain hundreds of years ago due to the rampant hunting for their fur and castoreum.
BEAVERS were hunted almost to extinction for fur and castoreum, a secretion from the scent gland which has medicinal properties.