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a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, especially ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy for poison.
Obsolete. a counterpoison or antidote.
Historical Examples

A Decade of Italian Women, v. II (of 2) T. Adolphus Trollope
A Journal of the First Voyage of Vasco da Gama 1497-1499 Unknown
The Picture of Dorian Gray Oscar Wilde
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 7, Slice 3 Various
The Manbos of Mindano John M. Garvan
Customs and Fashions in Old New England Alice Morse Earle
The New Stone Age in Northern Europe John M. Tyler
A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Vol. VIII. Robert Kerr
The Manbos of Mindano John M. Garvan
Buffon’s Natural History. Volume VIII (of 10) Georges Louis Leclerc de Buffon

a hard mass, such as a stone or hairball, in the stomach and intestines of animals, esp ruminants, and man: formerly thought to be an antidote to poisons


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