Definition of Red silk cotton

1. Noun. A plant fiber from the red silk-cotton tree of eastern India; inferior to kapok.

Generic synonyms: Plant Fiber, Plant Fibre

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Red Silk Cotton

red rings of death
red rocket
red rockets
red rockfish
red route
red salmon
red sandalwood
red sanders
red sanderswood
red saunders
red scare
red setter
red shift
red shrubby penstemon
red silk-cotton tree
red silk cotton (current term)
red silver fir
red siskin
red slender loris
red snapper
red snow
red sorrel
red spider
red spider mite
red sprite
red sprites
red spruce
red squirrel
red squirrels
red state

Literary usage of Red silk cotton

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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 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. ..."

3. 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 ..."

4. Official Report of the Calcutta International Exhibition, 1883-84: Compiled (1885)
"The Simal or red silk cotton. This is the commonest of the silk cotton trees, occurring throughout the peninsula, but more particularly in the eastern side, ..."

5. Reading List on Papermaking Materials by Clarence Jay West (1921)
"red silk cotton. Indian cotton wood. Silk cotton tree. Dodge, CR, 1897, page 91. HERZBERG, W. Pulp woods from the Cameroons. ..."

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