Definitions

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  • noun The silk-cotton tree.

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Spanish, probably of Taíno origin.]

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From Spanish ceiba.

Examples

  • The attention of visitors was attracted by the silk (or "ceiba") cotton, installed in the same section.

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  • About two or three inches from the thick end of the arrow Guapo wrapped lightly around the shaft some strands of the soft silky cotton, which he had procured from the pods of the great "ceiba," or silk-cotton tree, already mentioned.

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  • About two or three inches from the thick end of the arrow Guapo wrapped lightly around the shaft some strands of the soft silky cotton, which he had procured from the pods of the great "ceiba," or silk-cotton tree, already mentioned.

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  • Yamil Gonzalez @yamilg wrote: hable con mi tia que vive en la ceiba dice que estuvo fuertísimo se asustaron bastante, los adornos y todo eso se cayeron al piso #temblorHN

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  • Between rows of monuments, including homages to revolutionary scribe José Martí, independence warrior Antonio Maceo Grajales and the Virgin Mary, is an old ceiba tree, sacred to the Santería religion, where you'll find offerings like candy and cow's tongues.

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  • Along the shore are ceiba and banana and ficus, and bright emerald clusters of sea lettuce (Chlorophyta), water hyacinth, giant mango trees, the fruit tree called poponjoche, and the bright-blossomed national flower, the Sacuanjocheink.

    Richard Bangs: Nic' of Time

  • Along the shore are ceiba and banana and ficus, and bright emerald clusters of sea lettuce (Chlorophyta), water hyacinth, giant mango trees, the fruit tree called poponjoche, and the bright-blossomed national flower, the Sacuanjocheink.

    Richard Bangs: Nic' of Time

  • Our guide leads us through cobwebby jungle, with the unfamiliar howls of animals echoing through the mangrove and roots from centuries old ceiba trees doing their best to prevent us penetrating further into the pitch black woods.

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  • Along the shore are ceiba and banana and ficus, and bright emerald clusters of sea lettuce (Chlorophyta), water hyacinth, giant mango trees, the fruit tree called poponjoche, and the bright-blossomed national flower, the Sacuanjocheink.

    Richard Bangs: Nic' of Time

  • Along the shore are ceiba and banana and ficus, and bright emerald clusters of sea lettuce (Chlorophyta), water hyacinth, giant mango trees, the fruit tree called poponjoche, and the bright-blossomed national flower, the Sacuanjocheink.

    Richard Bangs: Nic' of Time

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