Bezoar mineral
Bezoar Be"zoar, n. [F. b['e]zoard, fr. Ar. b[=a]zahr, b[=a]dizahr, fr. Per. p[=a]d-zahr bezoar; p[=a]d 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. [1913 Webster]

Note: Two kinds were particularly esteemed, the Bezoar orientale of India, and the Bezoar occidentale of Peru. [1913 Webster]

{Bezoar antelope}. See {Antelope}.

{Bezoar goat} (Zo["o]l.), the wild goat ({Capra [ae]gagrus}).

{Bezoar mineral}, an old preparation of oxide of antimony. --Ure. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bezoar — Be zoar, n. [F. b[ e]zoard, fr. Ar. b[=a]zahr, b[=a]dizahr, fr. Per. p[=a]d zahr bezoar; p[=a]d protecting + zahr poison; cf. Pg. & Sp. bezoar.] A calculous concretion found in the intestines of certain ruminant animals (as the wild goat, the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bezoar antelope — Bezoar Be zoar, n. [F. b[ e]zoard, fr. Ar. b[=a]zahr, b[=a]dizahr, fr. Per. p[=a]d zahr bezoar; p[=a]d protecting + zahr poison; cf. Pg. & Sp. bezoar.] A calculous concretion found in the intestines of certain ruminant animals (as the wild goat,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bezoar goat — Bezoar Be zoar, n. [F. b[ e]zoard, fr. Ar. b[=a]zahr, b[=a]dizahr, fr. Per. p[=a]d zahr bezoar; p[=a]d protecting + zahr poison; cf. Pg. & Sp. bezoar.] A calculous concretion found in the intestines of certain ruminant animals (as the wild goat,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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