Definition of Kapok

1. Noun. A plant fiber from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation.

Exact synonyms: Silk Cotton, Vegetable Silk
Substance meronyms: Cushioning, Padding
Generic synonyms: Plant Fiber, Plant Fibre



2. 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.

Definition of Kapok

1. n. A silky wool derived from the seeds of Ceiba pentandra (syn. Eriodendron anfractuosum), a bombaceous tree of the East and West Indies.

Definition of Kapok

1. Noun. A silky fibre obtained from the silk-cotton tree used for insulation and stuffing for pillows, mattresses, etc. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Kapok

1. a mass of silky fibers [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Kapok

kaonium
kaons
kapa
kapala
kapalas
kapang syndrome
kapas
kapeika
kapellmeister
kapellmeisters
kaph
kaphs
kapia
kapnomar
kapo
kapok (current term)
kapoks
kapos
kaposi's sarcoma
kaposi varicelliform eruption
kapow
kappa
kappa-meson
kappa angle
kappa chain
kappa granule
kappa particle
kappa particles
kappacism
kappas

Literary usage of Kapok

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1. The Textile Fibres: Their Physical, Microscopical and Chemical Properties by Joseph Merritt Matthews (1913)
"Detection of Cotton in kapok.—As kapok is a partly lignified fibre it gives a yellow to ... kapok gives a reddish violet coloration with phloroglucinol and ..."

2. The Microscopy of Technical Products by Thomas Franz Hanausek (1907)
"At the present time two kinds of kapok cake are on the market, as follows: 1. JAVA kapok CAKE is obtained from the seeds of the kapok or silk cotton tree ..."

3. Allen's Commercial Organic Analysis: A Treatise on the Properties, Modes of by Alfred Henry Allen (1917)
"The statement of Utz must therefore be accepted with due reserve. kapok OIL. Known also under the name of Bastard cotton oil, is chiefly obtained from the ..."

4. Readers' Guide to Periodical Literature by H.W. Wilson Company (1916)
"... F '16 il Good H 63:30-2 D '16 Silk Industry Silk Industry. US Bur Labor Bui 176 (Women. Silk-cotton tree. See kapok Silk dress that was satin; story. ..."

5. Venezuela, a Commercial and Industrial Handbook: A Commercial and Industrial by United States Dept. of Commerce, Purl Lord Bell (1922)
"kapok. Another forest product is the kapok of commerce, which has been exported in small quantities, not at all proportionate to the growing demand of the ..."

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