silk-cotton tree


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silk-cot·ton tree

 (sĭlk′kŏt′n)
n.
2. Any of several trees having seeds surrounded by silky hairs, especially Bombax ceiba of tropical Asia.

silk-cotton tree

n
(Plants) any of several tropical bombacaceous trees of the genus Ceiba, esp Ceiba pentandra, having seeds covered with silky hairs from which kapok is obtained. Also called: kapok tree
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Noun1.silk-cotton tree - massive tropical tree with deep ridges on its massive trunk and bearing large pods of seeds covered with silky flosssilk-cotton 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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