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  1. (noun, plant) 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. (noun, substance) a plant fiber from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation

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Alternate forms of Kapok

Hypernyms: angiospermous tree, flowering tree, plant fiber, plant fibre

Origin of the word Kapok

  1. 1735, from Malay kapoq, name of the large tropical tree which produces the fibers. more

via Online Etymology Dictionary, ©2001 Douglas Harper

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