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Silk cotton   /sɪlk kˈɑtən/   Listen
Silk cotton

A plant fiber from the kapok tree; used for stuffing and insulation.  Synonyms: kapok, vegetable silk.

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... decaying vegetation the hush fell upon our souls which comes upon us in the twilight of the Abbey, and even Professor Challenger's full-chested notes sank into a whisper. Alone, I should have been ignorant of the names of these giant growths, but our men of science pointed out the cedars, the great silk cotton trees, and the redwood trees, with all that profusion of various plants which has made this continent the chief supplier to the human race of those gifts of Nature which depend upon the vegetable world, while it is the most backward in those products which come ...
— The Lost World • Arthur Conan Doyle

Words linked to "Silk cotton" :   cushioning, plant fibre, padding, plant fiber, vegetable silk, red silk cotton

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