kapok

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noun ka·pok \ˈkā-ˌpäk\

Definition of kapok

  1. :  a mass of silky fibers that invest the seeds of the ceiba tree and are used especially as a filling for mattresses, life preservers, and sleeping bags and as insulation

Origin and Etymology of kapok

Malay


First Known Use: circa 1750


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