ceiba(redirected from ceibas)
Also found in: Thesaurus, Encyclopedia.
See kapok tree.
[Spanish, probably of Taíno origin.]
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]
cei•ba(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]
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||Ceiba - 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