Definition of Silk-cotton 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
Lexicographical Neighbors of Silk-cotton Tree
Literary usage of Silk-cotton tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Due South: Or, Cuba Past and Present by Maturin Murray Ballou (1889)
"—The Silk-Cotton Tree. — Remarkable Vegetation. — The Sea Gardens. — Marine Animal Life. — The Bahama Banks. — Burial at Sea. — Venal Officials. ..."
2. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"silk-cotton tree. CEIBA. POCHOTE. Figs. 852, 853. Great tree, reaching 100 ft. and more, and haying immense horizontal far-spreading branches and wide- ..."