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- n. A silky material obtained from the fibres of Cibotium glaucum, a tree fern of Hawaii.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A vegetable substance consisting of soft, elastic, yellowish brown chaff, gathered in the Hawaiian Islands from the young fronds of free ferns of the genus Cibotium, chiefly Cibotium Menziesii; -- used for stuffing mattresses, cushions, etc., and as an absorbent.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A fine silky yellowish fiber obtained in the Hawaiian Islands from tree-ferns of the genus Cibotium, the bases of whose leafstalks it densely covers.