pochote

noun po·cho·te \ pəˈchōtē \

Definition of pochote

plural -s
1 a :any of several trees of the genus Ceiba; especially :ceiba 2a
b :a medium-sized tree (Cochlospermum irtifolium) having seeds covered with long cottony white hairs
2 :the fiber of a pochote tree used as a stuffing especially for mattresses

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Origin and Etymology of pochote

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl pochotl


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