Definition of Red silk-cotton tree
1. Noun. East Indian silk cotton tree yielding fibers inferior to kapok.
Group relationships: Bombax, Genus Bombax
Generic synonyms: Tree
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Literary usage of Red silk-cotton tree
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"... a South American species, and B. malabaricum, the red silk cotton tree, so named from the color of its "cotton," bear pods which furnish a fibre useful ..."
2. The New International Encyclopædia edited by Daniel Coit Gilman, Harry Thurston Peck, Frank Moore Colby (1903)
"Bombax Malabaricum is an East Indian species, the fibre of which is reddish, hence the tree is called the red silk-cotton tree. The fibre of these three ..."
3. The New International Encyclopaedia by Herbert Treadwell Wade (1922)
"... the fibre of which is reddish; hence the tree is called the red silk-cotton tree. The fibre of these three species is used only for stuffing pillows. ..."
4. Pharmacographia Indica: A History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin by William Dymock, C. J. H. Warden, David Hooper (1890)
"Red silk- cotton tree (Eng.), Bombax de Malabar (Fr.). Hab.—Tropical India. The gum and root. Vernacular. ..."
5. Catalogue of the Vegetable Productions of the Presidency of Bombay by George Christopher Molesworth Birdwood (1865)
"S. et E. Red Silk-Cotton Tree. Linn. ... and I have never been able to obtain any gum from the Red Silk-Cotton Tree. Sterculia urens. Rox. Linn. Syst. ..."