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.




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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bombay Ceiba

Boltzmann constant
Boltzmann distribution law
Boltzmannian
Bolzano
Bomarea
Bomarea edulis
Bomarea salsilla
Bomb
Bombacaceae
Bombardier
Bombax ceiba
Bombax malabarica
Bombay
Bombay cat
Bombay cats
Bombay ceiba
Bombay duck
Bombay hemp
Bombay mix
Bombay phenomenon
Bombay trait
Bombayite
Bombayites
Bombays
Bomber Harris
Bombina
Bombina bombina
Bombs
Bombus
Bombycidae

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 ..."

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