from The Century Dictionary.
- noun A name applied to several trees yielding silk-cotton, especially to Ceiba pentandra and C. grandiflora, and in the state of Tabasco to Maximilianea hibiscoides.
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The flower of the pochote is spectacular, in the spring, on the lowest extremes of the western barrancas.
Over igneous hills in the Bajio region, where the climate is warmer, one finds subtropical scrublands, with species like cazahuate or palo bobo, copalillos, acacia, prickly pear, jonote and pochote.
Other species of trees that can be found are pochote (Ceiba parvifolia), brasil (Haematoxylon brasiletto), cazahuate (Ipomoea spp.), Lysiloma microphylla, and Ipomoea murucoides.
In the center of the broad, unkempt expanse that served as plaza stood an enormous _pochote_, a species of cottonwood tree, and about it drowsed a Sunday evening gathering half seen in the dim light of lanterns on the stands of hawkers.
A terrible thing in the hands of a sorcerer is a humming-bird stripped of its feathers, dried, and wrapped in pochote wool.