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[Spanish, probably of Taíno origin.]
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1. (Plants) any bombacaceous tropical tree of the genus Ceiba, such as the silk-cotton tree
2. (Textiles) silk cotton; kapok
[C19: from New Latin, from Spanish, of Arawak origin]
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(ˈseɪ bə or, for 2, ˈsaɪ-)

n., pl. -bas.
1. a silk-cotton tree, Ceiba pentandra.
2. silk cotton; kapok.
[1805–15; < Sp < Taino ceyba or a cognate in another Arawakan language]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.ceiba - tropical American trees with palmately compound leaves and showy bell-shaped flowersCeiba - tropical American trees with palmately compound leaves and showy bell-shaped flowers
dilleniid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous trees and shrubs and herbs
Bombacaceae, family Bombacaceae - tropical trees with large dry or fleshy fruit containing usually woolly seeds
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