Bombax

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bombax

(ˈbɒmbæks)
n
a genus of trees (family Malvaceae), the most well-known species of which is the cotton tree
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Noun1.Bombax - trees of chiefly South America
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
Bombax ceiba, Bombax malabarica, red silk-cotton tree, simal - East Indian silk cotton tree yielding fibers inferior to kapok
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Alone, I should have been ignorant of the names of these giant growths, but our men of science pointed out the cedars, the great silk cotton trees, and the redwood trees, with all that profusion of various plants which has made this continent the chief supplier to the human race of those gifts of Nature which depend upon the vegetable world, while it is the most backward in those products which come from animal life.
The oils/fats present in seeds of Jatropha, Neem, Karanja, Rubber seed, Mahua, Silk cotton tree and body cells of microalgae etc are found to be suitable for biodiesel production.
In an effort to give the reader a greater understanding of some of the symbolic aspects of Vodou, it is worthwhile to explore the usage of such beliefs as ghosts, the silk cotton tree, the soukougnan, and the zombie.