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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

  tabasheer \tab`a*sheer"\ (t[a^]b`[.a]*sh[=e]r"), n. [Per.
     tab[=a]sh[imac]r: cf. Skr. tvakksh[imac]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.
     [1913 Webster]

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