tabasheer

Tabasheer

Tab`a*sheer"\, n. [Per. tab[=a]sh[=i]r: cf. Skr. tvakksh[=i]r[=a], tvaksh[=i]r[=a].] A concretion in the joints of the bamboo, which consists largely or chiefly of pure silica. It is highly valued in the East Indies as a medicine for the cure of bilious vomitings, bloody flux, piles, and various other diseases.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, © 1996, 1998 MICRA, Inc.
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