kapok

Definitions of kapok
  1. 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
    synonyms: Bombay ceiba, Ceiba pentandra, God tree, ceiba tree, silk-cotton tree, white silk-cotton tree
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    type of:
    angiospermous tree, flowering tree
    any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
  2. noun
    a plant fiber from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation
    synonyms: silk cotton, vegetable silk
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    type of:
    plant fiber, plant fibre
    fiber derived from plants
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