What does bombax ceiba mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. red silk-cotton tree, simal, Bombax ceiba, Bombax malabarica(noun)

    East Indian silk cotton tree yielding fibers inferior to kapok


  1. Bombax ceiba

    Bombax ceiba, like other trees of the genus Bombax, is commonly known as cotton tree. This tropical tree has a straight tall trunk and its leaves are deciduous in winter. Red flowers with 5 petals appear in the spring before the new foliage. It produces a capsule which, when ripe, contains white fibres like cotton. Its trunk bears spikes to deter attacks by animals. Although its stout trunk suggests that it is useful for timber, its wood is too soft to be very useful. The dry cores of the Bombax ceiba flower are an essential ingredient of the Nam ngiao spicy noodle soup of the cuisine of Shan State and Northern Thailand, as well as the Kaeng khae curry.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bombax ceiba in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bombax ceiba in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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