silk cotton


silk cotton

silk cotton ExamplesWord Origin noun

  1. the silky covering of the seeds of certain tropical trees of the bombax family, used for stuffing cushions, pillows, etc.

Origin of silk cotton First recorded in 1690–1700 Examples from the Web for silk cotton Historical Examples of silk cotton

  • But they seem to be exceptionally so when in the silk-cotton tree.

    Jungle Folk

    Douglas Dewar

  • Now the Silk-cotton tree has not had this form through its life.

    Omphalos

    Philip Henry Gosse

  • The coral, the silk-cotton and the dhak are resplendent with red foliage.

    A Bird Calendar for Northern India

    Douglas Dewar

  • They are a noticeable forest feature and are commonly seen in the silk-cotton trees.

    Fetichism in West Africa

    Robert Hamill Nassau

  • They build long, purse-like nests by weaving together fine vegetable fibres and lichens, and thickly lining them with silk-cotton.

    The Andes and the Amazon

    James Orton

  • British Dictionary definitions for silk cotton silk cotton noun

    1. another name for kapok

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