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ceiba

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noun cei·ba \ˈsā-bə\

Definition of ceiba

  1. 1 :  a massive tropical tree (Ceiba pentandra) of the silk-cotton family with large pods filled with seeds invested with a silky floss that yields the fiber kapok

  2. 2 :  kapok



Origin of ceiba

Spanish, probably from Taino ceíba


First Known Use: 1764


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