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ka·pok

 (kā′pŏk′)
n.
A silky fiber obtained from the pods of the kapok tree, used for insulation and as padding in pillows, mattresses, and life preservers.

[Malay kapuk.]

kapok

(ˈkeɪpɒk)
n
(Plants) a silky fibre obtained from the hairs covering the seeds of a tropical bombacaceous tree, Ceiba pentandra (kapok tree or silk-cotton tree): used for stuffing pillows, etc, and for sound insulation. Also called: silk cotton
[C18: from Malay]

ka•pok

(ˈkeɪ pɒk)

n.
the silky down that invests the seeds of a tropical silk-cotton tree (ka′pok tree`), Ceiba pentandra: used for stuffing pillows, life jackets, etc., and for acoustical insulation.
[1740–50; < Javanese (or Malay of Java and Sumatra) kapuk the name of the tree]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.kapok - a plant fiber from the kapok treekapok - a plant fiber from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation
cushioning, padding - artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
plant fiber, plant fibre - fiber derived from plants
2.kapok - massive tropical tree with deep ridges on its massive trunk and bearing large pods of seeds covered with silky flosskapok - 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
Translations
كابوك
kapok
kapokszõr
kapok
ağaç pamuğu

kapok

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kapok

(ˈkeipok) noun
a very light waterproof fibre fluff obtained from a type of tropical tree and used to stuff toys etc.
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Visitors to the dome can gather valuable information as they walk through four layers surrounding the central replica of the kapok tree.
Early in life, Emily Moberg's love of nature was nurtured by frequent run-ins with salamanders in her backyard, unsanctioned late-night PBS documentaries, and healthy dosage of The Lorax and The Great Kapok Tree.
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The twelve tree species include the Gingko tree from China, Weeping Fig from Cambodia, White Mulberry from Australia, Baobab from South Africa, Mango from West Africa, Olive and Weeping Willow from Europe, Kapok from Brazil, Montezuma Cypress from Mexico, Southern Live Oak from SE United States, Monterey Pine from California, and the Lychee tree from Hawaii.
While in Spain on a business trip, I saw a kapok tree with bundles of fibers hanging from its branches," Simard says.
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