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Noun: kapok  'key,pók
  1. A plant fibre from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation
    - silk cotton, vegetable silk
  2. 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 fibre
    - ceiba tree, silk-cotton tree, white silk-cotton tree, Bombay ceiba, God tree, Ceiba pentandra

Derived forms: kapoks

Type of: angiospermous tree, flowering tree, plant fiber [US], plant fibre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: cushioning, padding

Encyclopedia: Kapok, Brunei