red silk cotton


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Noun1.red silk cotton - a plant fiber from the red silk-cotton tree of eastern India; inferior to kapok
plant fiber, plant fibre - fiber derived from plants
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Commonly known as the red silk cotton tree (its genus name Bombax derives from the Greek word meaning silk), it is native to India and Southeast Asia, providing an ingredient in medicines used for diarrhea, inflammation, skin ailments and wounds.
Immaculately maintained, they have smooth perfect lawns with proper British grass under palms and exotic tropical species like red silk cotton trees (bombax) with their flaming flowers, huge fiddle-leaf ficus, temple trees (plomenia) and golden balled acacia.