Definitions for kapokˈkeɪ pɒk
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kapok, silk cotton, vegetable silk(noun)
a plant fiber from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation
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
A silky fibre obtained from the silk-cotton tree used for insulation and stuffing for pillows, mattresses, etc.
Origin: From kapuk.
Ceiba pentandra is a tropical tree of the order Malvales and the family Malvaceae, native to Mexico, Central America and the Caribbean, northern South America, and to tropical west Africa. Kapok is the most used common name for the tree and may also refer to the cotton-like fluff obtained from its seed pods. The tree is cultivated for the seed fibre, particularly in south-east Asia, and is also known as the Java cotton, Java kapok, silk-cotton, Samauma, or ceiba.
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