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Milkweed’s sartorial use harks at least to World War II, when overseas supplies of kapok, an insulating fiber, were cut off.
Now the (slight) downsides: Poinciana forms small support buttresses at its base, which are really graceful and superficially resemble those of an old Ficus or kapok tree.
By law, developers cannot cut down kapok trees during construction, Figuerola says, because without it, the ecosystem could collapse.
Yambio, a midsize town of wide dirt roads and lofty kapok trees that seem to breathe tranquillity, used to be part of what was called a green state.
The scene is watched over by ancient kapok, abachi and black afara trees.
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Origin and Etymology of kapok
First Known Use: circa 1750See Words from the same year
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