(KAY-pok) [Javanese] A silky fiber harvested from the seeds of the kapok (silk cotton) tree found in Indonesia and elsewhere in Asia, used for stuffing life preservers, life jackets, etc.

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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 — This is a white fibre obtained from the Erisdendron anfractuosum, a tree grown in the East Indies. Kapok is of no use for spinning, and is principally used as a stuffing material for pillows, etc. It is very soft, smooth, light in weight, and… …   Dictionary of the English textile terms

  • 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

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