[key-pok] /ˈkeɪ pɒk/
the silky down that invests the seeds of a silk-cotton tree (ka·pok tree) Ceiba pentandra, of the East Indies, Africa, and tropical America: used for stuffing pillows, life jackets, etc., and for acoustical insulation.
a silky fibre obtained from the hairs covering the seeds of a tropical bombacaceous tree, Ceiba pentandra (kapok tree or silk-cotton tree): used for stuffing pillows, etc, and for sound insulation Also called silk cotton
1735, from Malay kapoq, name of the large tropical tree which produces the fibers.
noun 1. a yellowish-green oil expressed from the seeds of the kapok tree, used especially in foods and in the manufacture of soap.
[kuh-paw-tuh] /kəˈpɔ tə/ noun 1. a long coat formerly worn by male Jews of eastern Europe and now worn chiefly by very Orthodox or Hasidic Jews.
[kah-poh] /ˈkɑ poʊ/ noun 1. a Nazi concentration camp prisoner who was given privileges in return for supervising prisoner work gangs: often a common criminal and frequently brutal to fellow inmates.
[kap-uh] /ˈkæp ə/ noun 1. the tenth letter of the Greek alphabet (K, k). 2. the consonant sound represented by this letter. /ˈkæpə/ noun 1. the tenth letter in the Greek alphabet (Κ, κ), a consonant, transliterated as c or k tenth letter of the Greek alphabet, from an Aramaized form of qoph; see K. […]