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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 amadou
 火絨

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Am·a·dou 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.