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A silky fiber, such as kapok, attached to the seeds of certain trees.
(Plants) another name for kapok
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]
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|Noun||1.||silk cotton - 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