Definition of Silk cotton

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

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

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Silk Cotton

siliqua olivae
silk-cotton tree
silk-screen printing
silk cotton (current term)
silk gland
silk hat
silk oak
silk screen print
silk stocking
silk tree
silk vine
silk wood

Literary usage of Silk cotton

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1. Official Descriptive and Illustrated Catalogue of the Great Exhibition of by Great Exhibition, Robert Ellis (1851)
"187 Cup, cut in stone from the neighbourhood of the tomb of Moses.—Cut by ISSA PEEK r, province of Saida. 179 Silk, cotton, and gold stuffs, ..."

2. Harper's New Monthly Magazine by Henry Mills Alden (1874)
"One of the most singular trees iu the Bahamas is the silk-cotton, which attains a large size, not only reaching a good height, but spreading laterally over ..."

3. Experimental Researches Concerning the Philosophy of Permanent Colours: And by Edward Bancroft (1814)
"Of the Composition and Structure of the Fibres of Wool, Silk, Cotton, ... the particular natures and differences of wool, silk, cotton, and linen, ..."

4. Textiles for Commercial, Industrial, and Domestic Arts Schools: Also Adapted by William Henry Dooley (1914)
"The Kapok plant furnishes most of the commercial silk cotton on the market. ... silk cotton has a smooth surface and therefore cannot be spun like true ..."

5. Industrial Arts Index by H.W. Wilson Company (1914)
"Sei Am S 75:389 Je 21 43 silk cotton Silk-cottons: economic products from tropical trees. 11 Scl Am S 75:76-7 Fl '13 Silos, Concrete Computing the cost of a ..."

6. Textiles: A Handbook for the Student and the Consumer by Mary Schenck Woolman, Ellen Beers Mcgowan (1920)
"The color tests under wool answer very well for silk-cotton differentiation, or a mixture of silk and cotton may be analyzed quantitatively by using the 5 ..."

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