Definition of Ceiba 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.
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
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Literary usage of Ceiba tree
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1. Due South: Or, Cuba Past and Present by Maturin Murray Ballou (1889)
"The ceiba tree. — About Horses and Oxen. THE first sugar plantation established in Cuba was in 1595, nearly three hundred years since. ..."
2. Adventure Guide to Costa Rica by Bruce Conord (2005)
"Hotel Prices La ceiba tree Lodge (it 506/814- 4004, ... A 500- year-old-plus ceiba tree is the inspiration for this wonderful B&B with five rooms and an ..."
3. The Technical World Magazine (1910)
"The ceiba tree of the picture, however, is a young tree, and is not remarkable for its size. Its attraction lies in its historic significance, ..."
4. Museum Americanum; Or: Select Antiquities, Curiosities, Beauties, and by Charles Hulbert (1823)
"Salt applied immediately is an infallible cure for this poison when introduced by a wound. THE CEDAR AND ceiba tree. ..."
5. Standard Guide to Cuba: A New and Complete Guide to the Island of Cuba by Foster & Reynolds Co (1905)
"When in the year 1519 Diego de Velazquez founded Havana here at the Puerto de Carenas, the priests said a mass under a ceiba tree standing near the shore. ..."
6. Belize by Vivien Lougheed (2005)
"The ceiba tree is another deciduous giant of the forest and can be identified ... MYSTERIOUS MAYA: The Maya believe that the ceiba tree connected the center ..."
7. The Folk-lorist: Journal of the Chicago Folk-lore Society by Chicago Folk-lore Society, Fletcher S Bassett, Helen Wheeler Bassett (1892)
"There was in a great ceiba tree a ... Well, you are much mistaken, for but a little while ago I saw him in a great ceiba tree many miles from here to the ..."
8. Adventure Guide to Belize by Carol O'Donnell, Vivien Lougheed (2003)
"The ceiba tree is another deciduous giant of the forest and can be identified by its gray, ... MYSTERIOUS MAYA: The Maya consider the ceiba tree sacred. ..."