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slum·gul·lion [sluhm-guhl-yuhn, sluhm-guhl-]
1. a stew of meat, vegetables, potatoes, etc.
2. a beverage made weak or thin, as watery tea, coffee, or the like.
3. the refuse from processing whale carcasses.
4. a reddish, muddy deposit in mining sluices.
a fool or simpleton; ninny
be·zoar [bee-zawr, -zohr]
1. a calculus or concretion found in the stomach or intestines of certain animals, especially ruminants, formerly reputed to be an effective remedy
2. Obsolete . a counterpoison or antidote.
1470–80; earlier bezear < Medieval Latin bezahar < Arabic bā (di ) zahr < Persian pād-zahr counterpoison; -o- < Neo-Latin
I came across these words when I was looking up something else on dictionary.com.