ceiba tree


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Related to ceiba tree: Ceiba pentandra
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Noun1.ceiba tree - massive tropical tree with deep ridges on its massive trunk and bearing large pods of seeds covered with silky flossceiba tree - 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
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
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We monitored the nest from a blind on an arboreal platform 25 m from the ground ~60 m from the nest tree, a tall (>35 m) silk-cotton or ceiba tree (Ceiba pentandra).
My introduction to the Mirador Rio-Azul Park made it vividly clear that in 2008 it was still possible to experience a true, vast, unpeopled wilderness, where tropical bird calls ring out instead of cell phones, and it's handier to distinguish the ceiba tree from the ramon than it is to tell a Lexus from a Hyundai.
A 135-year-old ceiba tree, planted in January 1865, stands sentinel and shades the plaza.
His only guide to the location was a ceiba tree that grew 25 meters from his door.
I believe his mission, at least as it appears in Panoramas, is to speak from a renovated sense of pan-Americanism, and, true to that vision, poetry is both rooted in and moving from particular landmarks like those to which he dedicates Panoramas, to a rock and a Ceiba tree, close to his birthplace in Aguas Buenas, Puerto Rico.