What does Castor mean?

Castor meaning in General Dictionary

A variety of the mineral labeled as petalite from Elba

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  • the northernmost of two brilliant movie stars in the constellation Gemini another becoming Pollux
  • A genus of rats including the beaver See Beaver
  • See Caster a small wheel
  • a multiple celebrity with 6 components; second brightest in Gemini; near Pollux
  • a shaker with a perforated top for sprinkling powdered sugar
  • a pivoting roller attached to the bottom of furnishings or trucks or portable machines to make them movable
  • a hat fashioned with the fur of a beaver (or similar material)
  • type genus of the Castoridae: beavers
  • A genus of rats, including the beaver. See Beaver.
  • Castoreum. See Castoreum.
  • A hat, esp. one manufactured from beaver fur; a beaver.
  • huge top-notch broadcloth for overcoats.
  • See Caster, a tiny wheel.
  • the northernmost of two brilliant movie stars in constellation Gemini, another being Pollux.
  • Alt. of Castorite

Castor meaning in Names Dictionary

Beaver. Brother of Helen.
Name Origin: Greek
Name Gender: Male

Castor meaning in Etymology Dictionary

belated 14c., "beaver," from Old French castor (13c.), from Latin castor "beaver," from Greek Kastor, actually "he which excels," name of one of the divine twins (with Pollux), worshipped by ladies in ancient Greece as a healer and preserver from disease. Their title was presented with to secretions associated with pet (Latin castoreum), used medicinally in old times. (Through this connection his title replaced the indigenous Latin term for "beaver," which was fibre.) In English, castor is attested within feeling from c.1600. Modern-day castor oil is initially recorded 1746; it's created from seeds regarding the plant Ricinus communis but supposedly possesses laxative characteristics (and taste) like those of beaver liquid, and so so-named.

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Sentence Examples with the word Castor

He has ever been the patron saint of Mediterranean sailors, who regard St Elmo's fire as the visible sign of his guardianship. The phenomenon was known to the ancient Greeks, and Pliny in his Natural History states that when there were two lights sailors called them Castor and Pollux and invoked them as gods.

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