kapok tree


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kapok tree

n.
A large deciduous tropical tree (Ceiba pentandra) having a spiny trunk and palmately compound leaves and cultivated for its pods, which contain silky fibers yielding kapok and small edible seeds used for producing oil. Also called silk-cotton tree, ceiba.
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I have no issue with a regular 'mochi' (cobbler), I said, the guy who sits under the Kapok tree, near the ICICI branch.
For them, the kapok tree holds the Great Spirit and it is a sacred place for ceremony and song.
Visitors to the dome can gather valuable information as they walk through four layers surrounding the central replica of the kapok tree.
Early in life, Emily Moberg's love of nature was nurtured by frequent run-ins with salamanders in her backyard, unsanctioned late-night PBS documentaries, and healthy dosage of The Lorax and The Great Kapok Tree.
5 meter (120-foot) stainless steel canopy tower built next to a giant 47-meter high (155-foot) kapok tree with a viewing platform, allowing guests to observe the wildlife above the forest floor.
While in Spain on a business trip, I saw a kapok tree with bundles of fibers hanging from its branches," Simard says.
English: Indian cottonwood, Indian kapok, Kapok tree, Red cottontree, Red-flowered silk-cotton tree, Red silk-cotton, Red silk-cotton tree, Shaving brush, Silk cotton tree, Simal tree Brassica rapa L.
This book begins with a man who has tired while chopping down a huge kapok tree and decides to lies down to rest at the foot of the tree.
A change of action also occurs in The Great Kapok Tree (Cherry, 1990).
Why are both Holes (Sachar, 1998) and The Great Kapok Tree (Cherry, 1996) on a list for fourth graders when the former deals with issues appropriate for ten- or eleven-year-olds and the latter is a picture book appropriate for second or third graders?
When the Japanese took Java in the Dutch East Indies (present-day Indonesia), they cut off the West from its supply of kapok, the fluff inside the fruit pod of the kapok tree.
Malaysia -- Team Msia on Mars, University Kuala Lumpur Malaysian Institute of Aviation Technology, for their idea to use biodegradable materials from kapok tree fibres for aircraft thermal and acoustic insulation blankets used for aircraft cabins.