from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of several silky fibers from the seedpods of certain plants, such as the kapok.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. a cottonlike, fibrous material obtained from the coating of the seeds of a Brazilian tree (Chorisia speciosa). It is used for various purposes, as for stuffing cushions, and the like, but is incapable of being spun on account of a want of cohesion among the fibers.
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- n. a plant fiber from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation
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