Definition of amadou in English:


Line breaks: ama¦dou
Pronunciation: /ˈaməduː/

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[mass noun] historical
A spongy substance made by drying certain bracket fungi and formerly used as an absorbent in medicine, as tinder, and for drying fishing flies.


late 18th century: from French, from Latin amator 'lover' (because it easily ignites).

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