castoreum definition

  • noun:
    • The sour exudate from the castor sacs of mature beavers
    • A peculiar bitter orange-brown material, with powerful, penetrating smell, within two sacs between the anus and outside genitals associated with the beaver; castor; -- used in medication as an antispasmodic, and also by perfumers.
    • identical to castor.

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