vegetable silk


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vegetable silk

n.
Any of several silky fibers from the seedpods of certain plants, such as the kapok tree.
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vegetable silk

n
(Botany) any of various silky fibres obtained from the seed pods of certain plants. See also kapok
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Noun1.vegetable silk - a plant fiber from the kapok treevegetable silk - a plant fiber from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation
cushioning, padding - artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
plant fiber, plant fibre - fiber derived from plants
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