Definitions for kapokˈkeɪ pɒk

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ka•pokˈkeɪ pɒk(n.)

  1. the silky down that invests the seeds of a tropical silk-cotton tree (ka′pok tree`), Ceiba pentandra: used for stuffing pillows, life jackets, etc., and for acoustical insulation.

    Category: Plants

Origin of kapok:

1740–50; < Javanese (or Malay of Java and Sumatra) kapuk the name of the tree

Princeton's WordNet

  1. kapok, silk cotton, vegetable silk(noun)

    a plant fiber from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation

  2. kapok, ceiba tree, silk-cotton tree, white silk-cotton tree, Bombay ceiba, God tree, Ceiba pentandra(noun)

    massive tropical tree with deep ridges on its massive trunk and bearing large pods of seeds covered with silky floss; source of the silky kapok fiber


  1. kapok(Noun)

    A silky fibre obtained from the silk-cotton tree used for insulation and stuffing for pillows, mattresses, etc.

  2. Origin: From kapuk.

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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a very light waterproof fibre fluff obtained from a type of tropical tree and used to stuff toys etc.

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