ceiba tree


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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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Inside is the ant's eye view from the grassroots, at the base of the iconic Ceiba tree.
Now the ceiling is covered in silver-leaf blocks and wooden pyramids, meant to evoke the spiky Ceiba tree that in Mayan cosmology unites the heavens, earth, and underworld.
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.
Soon we left the coastal breezes behind and entered a flat, unforgiving- looking landscape covered in scrubby vegetation punctuated by the occasional towering ceiba tree.
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.