Bezoar

Be"zoar

(), n. [F. bzoard, fr. Ar. bzahr, bdizahr, fr. Per. pd-zahr bezoar; pd protecting + zahr poison; cf. Pg. & Sp. bezoar.] A calculous concretion found in the intestines of certain ruminant animals (as the wild goat, the gazelle, and the Peruvian llama) formerly regarded as an unfailing antidote for poison, and a certain remedy for eruptive, pestilential, or putrid diseases. Hence: Any antidote or panacea.
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Two kinds were particularly esteemed, the Bezoar orientale of India, and the Bezoar occidentale of Peru.
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Bezoar antelope. See Antelope. -- Bezoar goat (Zol.), the wild goat (Capra gagrus). -- Bezoar mineral, an old preparation of oxide of antimony. Ure.
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