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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The African oil-tree rose above the mass, with leaves fifteen feet in length upon its stalk, the latter studded with sharp thorns; the bombax, or silk-cotton-tree, filled the wind, as it swept by, with the fine down of its seeds; the pungent odors of the pendanus, the "kenda" of the Arabs, perfumed the air up to the height where the Victoria was sailing; the papaw-tree, with its palm-shaped leaves; the sterculier, which produces the Soudan-nut; the baobab, and the banana-tree, completed the luxuriant flora of these inter-tropical regions.
Akuakua nisuo (Akuapem) (K005) Bombacaceae Bombax Nyankuduro/Akonkodies buonopozense P.
Manaf, Dyes Removal from Aqeous Solution Using Wood Activated Charcoal of Bombax Cieba Tree, J.
enquanto os homens trabalham nisso [o corte de uma barriguda (Bombax) para ser usada como vaso de fermentacao] as mulheres se ocupam em preparar o 'cain' com mandioca ou milho.
Comparative study on physical and mechanical properties of plywood produced from Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus camaldulensis Dehn.) and Simul (Bombax ceiba L.) veneers.
Rising one thousand metres above the sea richly wooded with wild olive phulai (Acacia modesta) a species of wild pistachio some sumbal (Bombax malabaricum) and on the very peak a few chir (Pinus longifolia) Tilla Jogian has long been hallowed ground.
Prominent among them are Dalbergia sissoo Eucalyptus camadulensis Azadirachta indica Acacia nilotica and Bombax malabarica.
Recently, we have also found lupeol, isolated from the stem bark of Bombax ceiba (Khan et al., 2010) and its congener, dihydoxy lupeol palmitate from Loranthus micranthus to show stimulatory effects on osteoblast differentiation as assessed by ALP assay and determination of osteogenic gene expression.