kapok
noun Etymology: Malay Date: circa 1750 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

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  • kapok — kapok …   Dictionnaire des rimes

  • kapok — [ kapɔk ] n. m. • capok 1680; malais kapuk ♦ Techn. Fibre végétale, imperméable, imputrescible et très légère, constituée par les poils fins et soyeux qui recouvrent les graines du kapokier. Coussin rembourré de kapok. ● kapok nom masculin… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Kapok — Ka*pok , n. [Prob. fr. the native name.] (Bot.) A silky wool derived from the seeds of {Ceiba pentandra} (syn. {Eriodendron anfractuosum}), a bombaceous tree of the East and West Indies. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Kapok — (Ceibawolle), das seine seidige Haar, das in der Frucht von Ceiba pentandra (Eriodendron anfractuosum) die Samen umgibt, aber nicht wie die Baumwolle von diesen ausgeht, sondern den Geweben der Frucht zuzuzählen ist. Der Baum wächst in Indien und …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Kapok — Kapok, s. Polstermaterialien …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • Kapok — Kapok, Pflanzendunen, die Wollhaare von Eriodendron (s.d.) und Bombax (s.d.) …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • kapok — 1735, from Malay kapoq, name of the large tropical tree which produces the fibers …   Etymology dictionary

  • kapok — kàpok m <N mn oci> DEFINICIJA bot. tropsko drvo (Ceiba pentandra) iz porodice Bombacaceae (s otoka Jave); mekane celulozne dlake iz plodova služe za punjenje jastuka, strunjača i dr. ETIMOLOGIJA mal …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • kapok — {{/stl 13}}{{stl 8}}rz. mnż IIa, D. a {{/stl 8}}{{stl 7}} kamizelka ratunkowa wypchana miękkim włóknem niewrażliwym na wilgoć, mogącym utrzymywać na wodzie duży ciężar <jawajskie> {{/stl 7}} …   Langenscheidt Polski wyjaśnień

  • kapok — ► NOUN ▪ a fine fibrous substance which grows around the seeds of a tropical tree, used as stuffing for cushions, soft toys, etc. ORIGIN Malay …   English terms dictionary

  • kapok — [kā′päk΄] n. [Malay] the silky fibers around the seeds of any of several silk cotton trees, esp. a ceiba (Ceiba pentandra): used for stuffing mattresses, life preservers, sleeping bags, etc …   English World dictionary

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