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1. See kapok tree.
2. Any of several trees having seeds surrounded by silky hairs, especially Bombax ceiba of tropical Asia.
(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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|Noun||1.||silk-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|