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kapok


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Kapok  \Ka*pok"\,  n.  [Prob.  fr  the  native  name.]  (Bot.) 
  A  silky  wool  derived  from  the  seeds  of  {Ceiba  pentandra} 
  (syn.  {Eriodendron  anfractuosum}),  a  bombaceous  tree  of  the 
  East  and  West  Indies. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  kapok 
  n  1:  from  the  kapok  tree;  used  for  stuffing  and  insulation  [syn: 
  {silk  cotton},  {vegetable  silk}] 
  2:  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  [syn:  {ceiba  tree},  {silk-cotton 
  tree},  {white  silk-cotton  tree},  {Bombay  ceiba},  {God  tree}, 
  {Ceiba  pentandra}] 




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