Also found in: Thesaurus.
Any of several silky fibers from the seedpods of certain plants, such as the kapok tree.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
(Botany) any of various silky fibres obtained from the seed pods of certain plants. See also kapok
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||vegetable 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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.