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Meaning of KAPOK

Pronunciation:  'keypâk

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  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
  2. [n]  from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation

KAPOK is a 5 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: Bombay ceiba, Ceiba pentandra, ceiba tree, God tree, silk cotton, silk-cotton tree, vegetable silk, white silk-cotton tree
 See Also: angiospermous tree, cushioning, flowering tree, padding, plant fiber, plant fibre, red silk cotton



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ka*pok"\, n. [Prob. fr. the native name.] (Bot.)
A silky wool derived from the seeds of {Ceiba pentandra}
(syn. {Eriodendron anfractuosum}), a bombaceous tree of the
East and West Indies.

Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: blubber, breeze, butter, clay, cushion, dough, down, eiderdown, feather bed, feathers, fleece, floss, flue, fluff, foam, pillow, plush, pudding, puff, putty, rubber, satin, silk, swansdown, thistledown, velvet, wax, wool, zephyr