Castoreum

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Castoreum A peculiar bitter orange-brown substance, with strong, penetrating odor, found in two sacs between the anus and external genitals of the beaver; castor; -- used in medicine as an antispasmodic, and by perfumers.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n castoreum Same as castor.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. See Castor

Usage

In literature:

Saperdas advehe Ponto, Castoreum, stuppas, hebenum, thus, lubrica Coa.
"The Spectator, Volumes 1, 2 and 3" by Joseph Addison and Richard Steele
Both male and female animals yield the castoreum, but that of the male is generally considered the best.
"Camp Life in the Woods and the Tricks of Trapping and Trap Making" by William Hamilton Gibson
At length an Indian tried whether a male might not be caught by adding some of the castoreum.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
Pomatum or castoreum may be daubed on everything touched.
"The Story of the Trapper" by A. C. Laut
Castoreum, C. & M. Xylopodium, Mont.
"Student's Hand-book of Mushrooms of America, Edible and Poisonous" by Thomas Taylor
In his experience castoreum, a strongly suggestive remedy, gave more relief than anything else.
"Psychotherapy" by James J. Walsh
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