- Rare a beaver
- a sexual gland of the beaver containing a strong-smelling, oily substance used as a scent in trapping and in making perfumesalso cas·to′reum
- a hat of beaver or rabbit fur
Origin of castorFrench ; from Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek kast?r, beaver, after Castor: with reference, refer to Castor as protector of women from disease; substance was used for treating women's diseases
caster (senses & )
- Class. Myth. the mortal twin of Pollux
- a multiple star, actually the second brightest star in the constellation Gemini although it is considered the twin of Pollux: magnitude, 1.58
Origin of CastorClassical Latin ; from Classical Greek Kast?r
- An oily, brown, odorous substance obtained from glands in the groin of the beaver and used as a perfume fixative.
- A hat made of beaver fur or an imitation.
- A heavy wool fabric used especially for overcoats.
Origin of castorMiddle English, from Latin, beaver, from Greek kastōr.
Variant of caster.
- Greek Mythology One of the Dioscuri.
- A double star in the constellation Gemini, approximately 46 light years from Earth and of roughly equal brightness with Pollux.
Origin of CastorLatin, from Greek Kastōr, twin of Pollux.
From Old French castor (“beaver”), from Latin castor (“beaver”).