silk cotton


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silk cotton

n.
A silky fiber, such as kapok, attached to the seeds of certain trees.

silk cotton

n
(Plants) another name for kapok

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]
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Noun1.silk cotton - a plant fiber from the kapok treesilk 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
plant fiber, plant fibre - fiber derived from plants
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