silk-cotton treesilk·-cotton tree
any of several large, tropical trees (genera Bombax and Ceiba) of the bombax family that have capsular fruits with silky hairs around the seeds
- See kapok tree.
- Any of several trees having seeds surrounded by silky hairs, especially Bombax ceiba of tropical Asia.
(plural silk-cotton trees)
- A large tropical tree of the genus Bombax.