Definition of Bombay ceiba
1. 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.
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
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Literary usage of Bombay ceiba
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1. The United States and Cuba. by James Mursell Phillippo (1857)
"The ceremony took place beneath the branches of a gigantic silk-cotton tree (Bombay ceiba), at the foot of which the ashes of Columbus were deposited, ..."
2. Economic plants of Porto Rico by Orator Fuller Cook, Guy N. Collins (1903)
"The name "bombay ceiba" is also used, perhaps as a corruption of Bombax, formerly the generic name. The ceiba tree is much more common on the south side of ..."
3. Contributions from the United States National Herbarium by United States. National Herbarium, United States National Museum (1905)
"... bombay ceiba” is also used, perhaps as a corruption of Bombax, formerly the generic name. The cei'ba tree is much more common. on the south side of the ..."