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 for bezoar
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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+(Zool.),+the+wild+goat+({Capra+[ae]gagrus">Bezoar goat (Zool.), the wild goat ({Capra [ae]gagrus).
     Bezoar mineral, an old preparation of oxide of antimony.
        [1913 Webster]

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