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

 tal·is·man /ˈtæləsmən, ləz-/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Tal·is·man n.; pl. Talismans
 1. A magical figure cut or engraved under certain superstitious observances of the configuration of the heavens, to which wonderful effects are ascribed; the seal, figure, character, or image, of a heavenly sign, constellation, or planet, engraved on a sympathetic stone, or on a metal corresponding to the star, in order to receive its influence.
 2. Hence, something that produces extraordinary effects, esp. in averting or repelling evil; an amulet; a charm; as, a talisman to avert diseases.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a trinket or piece of jewelry thought to be a protection
          against evil [syn: amulet]