Definition of bombax
1 capitalized : a large genus of trees (family Bombacaceae) chiefly of South America, a few of India, and one of Africa having digitate leaves and showy white or scarlet flowers — compare ceiba
2 plural -es : any tree of the genus Bombax
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Origin and Etymology of bombax
borrowed from New Latin (Linnaeus), going back to Medieval Latin bambax, bombax “cotton plant, cotton fiber” — more at 1bombast
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