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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Parkesine \Parkes"ine\ (p[aum]rks"[i^]n or p[aum]rks"[=e]n), n. [So called from Mr. Parkes, the inventor.] A compound, originally made from gun cotton and castor oil, but later from different materials, and used as a substitute for vulcanized India rubber and for ivory; -- called also xylotile. [1913 Webster]