American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A silky fiber, such as kapok, attached to the seeds of certain trees.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. See cotton.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. a cottony substance enveloping the seeds of the silk-cotton tree.
- n. a plant fiber from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation
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