from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a genus of tropical American trees with palmately compound leaves and showy bell-like flowers.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The silk-cotton tree, Bombax Ceiba. See Bombax, 1.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. tropical American trees with palmately compound leaves and showy bell-shaped flowers


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  • In fact, the scientific name Ceiba is thought to be an old Carib word for "canoe".

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  • La Ceiba is a small town in the state of Puebla on the highway between Mexico City and Poza Rica, Veracruz.

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  • La Ceiba is down the road from Progresso to Merida, about half way on your left as you are going to Merida from Progresso.

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  • La Ceiba is located in a valley where two rivers join, forming one, and then meanders on to Poza Rica and the Gulf.

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  • The executive director of the government project Portal del Futuro (created to organize the redevelopment plans for lands of the former Roosevelt Roads US Naval Base in Ceiba, in the eastern zone of Puerto Rico) defended the construction of the luxury mega-resort Riviera del Caribe in an area of those lands by telling residents of neighboring communities that they had to realize they would not have access to this kind of project because “such is life.”

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  • Botanically the tree is called Ceiba pentandra and Ceiba is also the name now given to the Floss Silk Tree, a distinctive tree in the botanic gardens with a spiny trunk, pink flowers and then fruits that open up to release... fluff.

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  • To book call Ceiba del Mar at 1-877-545-6221 and mention the group code: Yoga Retreat. News Articles

  • The rest of the park has never been cultivated, although there has always been occasional felling of timber trees such as Ceiba petandra and Cedrela.

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  • Referring to the forthcoming dedication of 40 more new basic secondary schools-in-the-fields, their cost, and the possibilities of investments in this type of construction, he emphasized that an installation such as Ceiba


  • Microblogging platforms like Blipea and Twitter were the first to report the earthquake from users in San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa and La Ceiba.

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