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 for Amadou
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Amadou \Am"a*dou\, n. [F. amadou tinder, prop. lure, bait, fr.
     amadouer to allure, caress, perh. fr. Icel. mata to feed,
     which is akin to E. meat.]
     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. --Ure.
     [1913 Webster]

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