silk cotton ExamplesWord Origin noun
- 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.
Now the Silk-cotton tree has not had this form through its life.
Philip Henry Gosse
The coral, the silk-cotton and the dhak are resplendent with red foliage.
They are a noticeable forest feature and are commonly seen in the silk-cotton trees.
Robert Hamill Nassau
They build long, purse-like nests by weaving together fine vegetable fibres and lichens, and thickly lining them with silk-cotton.
British Dictionary definitions for silk cotton silk cotton noun
- another name for