When the bezoar and the Grandduke's oil failed to produce any abatement in the symptoms, the parish priest was sent for!
The Arabic name of the bezoar (badesar) has the meaning of antidote.
The bezoar, that was found in the heart of the Arabian deer, was a charm that could cure the plague.
These bodies had long been known as “fossil fir cones” and “bezoar stones.”
There is a bezoar stone from the banti tree that gets its owner to a place more quickly than his rival.
At another time Winthrop had sent to him "bezoar stone, mugwort, orgaine, and galingall root."
The oldest domesticated goats seem to be descended from the bezoar goat (Capra ægagrus), from the mountains of southwestern Asia.
Macasser is an island not far from Celebes, having abundance of bezoar stones, which are there to be had at reasonable rates.
He stated that he had done so and that he had found a bezoar stone which he had given to a sick relative of his.
The eighth animal is generally called the bezoar antelope, but by the eastern nations pasan, which name we retain.
late 15c., ultimately from Arabic bazahr, from Persian pad-zahr "counter-poison," from pad "protecting, guardian, master" (from Iranian *patar-, cf. Avestan patar-, from PIE *pa-tor-, from root *pa- "to protect, feed") + zahr "poison" (from Old Iranian *jathra, from PIE *gwhn-tro-, from root *gwhen- "to strike, kill;" see bane). Originally "antidote," later specifically in reference to a concoction from solid matter found in the stomachs and intestines of ruminants, which was held to have antidotal qualities (1570s).
bezoar be·zoar (bē'zôr')
A hard indigestible mass of material, such as hair, vegetable fibers, or the seeds and skins of fruits, formed in the alimentary canal.