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ceiba

noun cei·ba \ˈsā-bə\

Definition of CEIBA

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
:  kapok

Origin of CEIBA

Spanish, probably from Taino ceíba
First Known Use: 1764

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