Kapok meaning

kāpŏk
A silky fiber obtained from the pods of the kapok tree, used for insulation and as padding in pillows, mattresses, and life preservers.
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The silky fibers around the seeds of any of several silk-cotton trees, esp. a ceiba (Ceiba pentandra): used for stuffing mattresses, life preservers, sleeping bags, etc.
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A silky fibre obtained from the silk-cotton tree used for insulation and stuffing for pillows, mattresses, etc.
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Origin of kapok

  • Malay kapuk

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Malay kapuk.

    From Wiktionary