silk-cotton tree

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silk-cotton tree (plural silk-cotton trees)

  1. (botany) Any of several large tropical trees:
    1. Bombax ceiba, native to much of tropical and temperate Asia and Australasia.
      Synonyms: ceiba, kapok tree, mumian, red cotton tree
    2. Ceiba pentandra, native to the American tropics and west Africa.
    3. Cochlospermum religiosum, native to the Asian tropics.

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