, a drug highly esteemed in the east, consisting of pebble-like accretions, which are formed in the nodes of Bambusa arundinaria Wild. The substance is obtained, according to Ḳazwīnī (ii. 82) or Ibn Muhalhil, by burning the reed and from ancient times it has always been a valuable article of commerce which the Greeks called τάβασιΣ.
E. O. von Lippmann, Geschichte des Zuckers, Leipzig 1890, p. 76—80
B. Laufer, Sino-Iranica, Chicago 1919, p. 350—352
E. Wiedemann, Beitr., xl., p. 187
Ibn al-Baiṭār, transl. Leclerc, N. E., xxv. 1, 399—401
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