from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A silky fiber obtained from the fruit of the silk-cotton tree and used for insulation and as padding in pillows, mattresses, and life preservers.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A silky fibre obtained from the silk-cotton tree used for insulation and stuffing for pillows, mattresses, etc.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A silky wool derived from the seeds of Ceiba pentandra (syn. Eriodendron anfractuosum), a bombaceous tree of the East and West Indies.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The silky wool which invests the seeds of Eriodendron anfractuosum, a species of silk-cotton tree botanically related to the cotton-plants, found in the East and the West Indies.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a plant fiber from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation
- n. 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
Malay kapuk.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Malay kapuk. (Wiktionary)