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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of silk-cotton trees, natural order Malvaceæ, chiefly natives of tropical America.
  • noun [lowercase] Same as bombazine.
  • noun [lowercase] A plant of the genus Bombax.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of trees, called also the silkcotton tree; also, a tree of the genus Bombax.

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  • noun trees of chiefly South America

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