white silk-cotton tree

white silk-cotton tree
noun
massive tropical tree with deep ridges on its massive trunk and bearing large pods of seeds covered with silky floss; source of the silky kapok fiber
Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑flowering tree

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noun
: an East Indian tree (Cochlospermum religiosum) that yields a gum and has seed pods which yield a fiber — compare bassora gum, kumbi

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