pochote

noun
po·​cho·​te | \ pəˈchōtē \
plural -s

Definition of pochote

1a : any of several trees of the genus Ceiba especially : ceiba sense 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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History and Etymology for pochote

Mexican Spanish, from Nahuatl pochotl

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“Pochote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pochote. Accessed 10 Jul. 2020.

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