Am'a·dou noun [ French amadou tinder, prop. lure, bait, from amadouer to allure, caress, perhaps from Icelandic mata to feed, which is akin to English meat .] A spongy, combustible substance, prepared from fungus ( Boletus...
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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. ... Origin: F. Am...
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• (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.
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Amadou is the name of several fungi of the genus Polyporus, they have a leathery appearance and grow on trees. When cut into slices and beaten into a felt it was used to plug wounds and to stop bleeding. The felt steeped in saltpetre forms German tinder.
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[disambiguation] Amadou can refer to: Things: People (surname): People (given name): ...
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Amadou is a spongy, flammable substance prepared from bracket fungi. The species generally used is Fomes fomentarius (formerly Ungulina fomentaria or Polyporus fomentarius) which in English is also called horse`s hoof fungus or tinder fungus. The amadou layer can be found on top of the fungus just ...
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Type: Term Pronunciation: ahm′ă-dū Synonyms: agaric (agaricic) acid
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1) Spongy substance
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