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1. kapok

noun. massive tropical tree with deep ridges on its massive trunk and bearing large pods of seeds covered with silky floss; source of the silky kapok fiber.

Synonyms

  • angiospermous tree
  • ceiba tree
  • white silk-cotton tree
  • Bombay ceiba
  • silk-cotton tree
  • Ceiba pentandra
  • flowering tree

Etymology

  • kapuk (Malay (macrolanguage))

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2. kapok

noun. a plant fiber from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation.

Synonyms

  • silk cotton
  • vegetable silk
  • plant fibre
  • plant fiber
  • padding

Etymology

  • kapuk (Malay (macrolanguage))

Sentences with kapok


1. Noun, singular or mass
NCAA softballs have cores that are made from the fiber of the kapok tree or are a mixture of polyurethanes or of cork and rubber.

2. Foreign word
Many are known for commercial value, including rubber tree, cacao, kapok tree, freijo, aҫaí palm and balsa.

3. Verb, base form
Pillows filled with wool, cotton or kapok will not hold their integrity when laundered; therefore, these should only be sunned and aired.

4. Proper noun, singular
Traditionally, it is regarded as a member of the kapok family, Bombacaceae, but modern taxonomists tend to lump it into the larger hibiscus family, Malvaceae.

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