bezoar

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From French bézoard, based on Arabic بَازَهْر ‎(bāzahr), from Middle Persian pʾtzhl ‎(pādzahr, bezoar, antidote). In ancient times, bezoars from animals were ground up and ingested as remedies for various maladies and as antidotes to poisons.

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bezoar ‎(plural bezoars)

  1. A mass, usually of hair or undigested vegetable matter, found in an animal's intestines; a hairball.
  2. An enterolith.

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Noun[edit]

bezoar m (plural bezoares)

  1. bezoar (mass of undigested matter)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From French bézoard, from Arabic بَازَهْر ‎(bāzahr), superseding native bezaar, from the same source.

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Noun[edit]

bezoar m ‎(plural bezoares)

  1. bezoar

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