Definition of Silk-cotton tree

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 Silk-cotton Tree

siling
silipide
siliqua
siliqua olivae
siliquaceous
siliquae
siliquas
silique
siliques
siliquiform
siliquosa
siliquose
siliquous
siliqyiform
silk
silk-cotton tree (current term)
silk-screen printing
silk cotton
silk gland
silk hat
silk oak
silk screen print
silk stocking
silk tree
silk vine
silk wood
silkaline
silkalines
silke

Literary usage of Silk-cotton tree

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1. Due South: Or, Cuba Past and Present by Maturin Murray Ballou (1889)
"—The Silk-Cotton Tree. — Remarkable Vegetation. — The Sea Gardens. — Marine Animal Life. — The Bahama Banks. — Burial at Sea. — Venal Officials. ..."

2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"silk-cotton tree. CEIBA. POCHOTE. Figs. 852, 853. Great tree, reaching 100 ft. and more, and haying immense horizontal far-spreading branches and wide- ..."

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