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amadou - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'amadou' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Amadou [ n.]
- A spongy, combustible substance, prepared from fungus (Boletus and Polyporus) which grows on old trees; German tinder; punk. It has been employed as a styptic by surgeons, but its common use is as tinder, for which purpose it is prepared by soaking it in a strong solution of niter.