Amadou

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 and Polyporus ) which grows on old tr...
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amadou

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. Amadou tinder, prop. Lure, bait, fr. Amadouer to all...
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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.
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Amadou

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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amadou

Type: Term Pronunciation: ahm′ă-dū Synonyms: agaric (agaricic) acid
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Amadou

[name] Amadou is the Francophonic-orthography variant of the Islamic name Ahmad, commonly used in West Africa. Amadou is interchangeable with the forms Ahmadu or Amadu in non-Francophone African countries. Notable people with the name include: ==Given name== ==Surname== ...
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Amadou

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 below the outer skin and above the pores.{cn|date....
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