Definition of Bombax

1. Noun. Trees of chiefly South America.

Exact synonyms: Genus Bombax
Generic synonyms: Dilleniid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Bombacaceae, Family Bombacaceae
Member holonyms: Bombax Ceiba, Bombax Malabarica, Red Silk-cotton Tree, Simal



Definition of Bombax

1. n. A genus of trees, called also the silkcotton tree; also, a tree of the genus Bombax.

Definition of Bombax

1. Noun. Any member of the genus ''Bombax'' of tropical trees in the mallow family. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bombax

1. pertaining to a family of tropical trees [adj]

Medical Definition of Bombax

1. A genus of trees, called also the silkcotton tree; also, a tree of the genus Bombax. Origin: LL, cotton. See Bombast. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bombax

bombardon
bombardons
bombards
bombasine
bombasines
bombast
bombasted
bombaster
bombasters
bombastic
bombastical
bombastically
bombastick
bombastry
bombasts
bombax (current term)
bombaxes
bombazed
bombazet
bombazets
bombazette
bombazettes
bombazine
bombazines
bombe
bombed
bomber
bomber aircrew
bomber crew
bomber jacket

Literary usage of Bombax

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1. The Textile Fibres: Their Physical, Microscopical and Chemical Properties by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1913)
"In its physical appearance, bombax cotton differs from true cotton in not possessing any spiral twist and showing irregular thickenings of the cell-wall; ..."

2. The Textile Fibres: Their Physical, Microscopical and Chemical Properties by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1907)
"bombax Cotton.—Besides the cotton derived from the ordinary species of the ... Owing to its weakness and lack of elasticity, bombax cotton is not used by ..."

3. The Timber Trees, Timber and Fancy Woods: As Also the Forests of India and by Edward Balfour (1862)
"bombax insigne, see p. 53. ... bombax pentandra, see Pegu timber trees. Bombay, see Acacia amara, ..."

4. A Practical Treatise on Animal and Vegetable Fats and Oils: Comprising Both by William Theodore Brannt, Karl Schaedler (1896)
"bombax malabaricum, Dec-bombax ... Linn., the common bombax or wool tree, indigenous to the East and West Indies. The lint enclosing the seed is also used ..."

5. Journal of a Tour Through the United States, and in Canada, Made During the by Charles Giles Bridle Daubeny (1843)
"... large plant of the arum kind, the Caladium pinnatifidum—a banis- teria—two species of bombax—and others quite new to me. My servant shot several birds. ..."

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