Origin of castor1
Origin of Castor
Examples from the Web for castor
Contemporary Examples of castor
“At the time I remember thinking that he probably did do something inappropriate,” said Castor.How Bill Cosby Allegedly Silenced His Accusers Through A Tabloid Smear Campaign
November 21, 2014
An adult would have to eat about eight castor beans—after first removing the indigestible skin—to die.Ricin: Five Things to Know About It
April 17, 2013
In the meantime, Castor says, “they decided to let everyone sit back on Monday and wait.”Anti-RNC Leaders: The Protests Must Go On
August 26, 2012
According to these sources, Castor said that if Breuer resigned, they could head off the looming constitutional clash.Issa Committee Called for Justice Department Scalp
June 22, 2012
Just prior to the contest, he chugs an entire bottle of castor oil and tops it off with an egg.12 Craziest Pie Scenes
November 21, 2011
Historical Examples of castor
There was a castor tree in the compound and a servant was despatched to bring the leaves.Indian Ghost Stories
Among other of his ventures was the growing of castor beans, and toward the end of his life he became interested in viticulture.The Grapes of New York
U. P. Hedrick
For serving, cut into squares, and dust them over with castor sugar.The Skilful Cook
A dose of castor oil is recommended after the 4th bottle; even though the worm be happily for the patient expelled.
Wiskain, nothing discouraged, charged the musk-rat with the commission which the castor was unable to perform.
Word Origin for castor
late 14c., "beaver," from Old French castor (13c.), from Latin castor "beaver," from Greek Kastor, literally "he who excels," name of one of the divine twins (with Pollux), worshipped by women in ancient Greece as a healer and preserver from disease.
His name was given to secretions of the animal (Latin castoreum), used medicinally in ancient times. (Through this association his name replaced the native Latin word for "beaver," which was fiber.) In English, castor is attested in this sense from c.1600. Modern castor oil is first recorded 1746; it is made from seeds of the plant Ricinus communis but supposedly possesses laxative qualities (and taste) similar to those of beaver juice, and thus so named.