ceibo

noun cei·bo \ˈsā(ˌ)bō\

Definition of ceibo

plural

-s

  1. 1 :  a South American shrub or small tree (Erythrina crista-galli) with crimson and scarlet flowers

  2. 2 :  kapok

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Origin and Etymology of ceibo

American Spanish, ceibo, ceiba tree, from Spanish ceiba


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