bombace

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Old French

Noun[edit]

bombace (uncountable)

  1. (obsolete) cotton; padding

Part or all of this entry has been imported from the 1913 edition of Webster’s Dictionary, which is now free of copyright and hence in the public domain. The imported definitions may be significantly out of date, and any more recent senses may be completely missing.
(See the entry for bombace in
Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913)


Italian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From translingual Bombax, from Medieval Latin bombax, alternative form of bambax (cotton wool).

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /bomˈba.t͡ʃe/
  • Rhymes: -atʃe
  • Hyphenation: bom‧bà‧ce

Noun[edit]

bombace m (plural bombaci)

  1. bombax (plant of the Bombax genus)

Related terms[edit]

References[edit]

  • bombace in Treccani.it – Vocabolario Treccani on line, Istituto dell'Enciclopedia Italiana