\tˌabɐʃˈi͡ə], \tˌabɐʃˈiə], \t_ˌa_b_ɐ_ʃ_ˈiə]\
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An excretion found at the joints of the bamboo in India and Brazil, employed as a tonic and cough remedy.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
A substance found in the stems of bamboos, and other grasses, consisting of silica, and sometimes potash, mixed with a little lime and vegetable matter.
By Nuttall, P.Austin.
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