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beaver

a large, 2 ft, aquatic rodent with webbed feet, a broad flat tail and thick fur. It lives in lodges constructed of timber and mud. It dams streams by accumulating logs. Called also Castor canadensis. There is also a European beaver, C. fiber.

beaver fever
giardiasis.
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Although substances like castoreum and cochineal extract may be long on the "yuck factor," (4) research has shown them to be perfectly safe for most people; strident opposition arose not from safety issues but from the ingredients' origins.
We should bear in mind that castoreum from the beaver might also have been circulating in these markets in all periods.
The one for banishing specters consisted of: sulphur, asafoetida, castoreum and "more especially of hypericum and vinegar" (Hartmann 1910).
stolen from the stomachs of sperm whales, castoreum from Russian
Whenever the addiction feels strong, I think about the pact--also, about a little thing called castoreum.
Bait the trap with willow, poplar, alder, or maple branches on the shore or use castoreum as a lure.
With notes of Lemon, Petitgrain, Mandarin, Clary Sage mixed in with Basil, Orris, Carnation and Patchouli as well as Vetiver, Castoreum, Styrax and Vanilla, this fragrance is recommended for formal wear.
Back in those days fragrances such as civet, castoreum and musk were extracted from the glands of the cat, beaver and deer.
Castoreum qualities are ethylic extracts of the accumulated dried material collected via secretory glands in the abdominal pouch of the Siberian beaver Castor fiber and the Canadian beaver C.
They were hunted for their fur, meat and castoreum glands, which were valued for their medicinal qualities.