[silk-kot-n] /ˈsɪlkˌkɒt n/
any of several spiny trees belonging to the genus Ceiba, of the bombax family, having palmately compound leaves and seeds surrounded by silk cotton, especially C. pentandra, from which kapok is obtained.
any of several tropical bombacaceous trees of the genus Ceiba, esp Ceiba pentandra, having seeds covered with silky hairs from which kapok is obtained Also called kapok tree
adjective 1. made of silk. 2. like silk in smoothness, softness, glossiness, or delicateness. 3. clad in silk. 4. smoothly persuasive or ingratiating; mellifluous: the senator’s silken oratory. 5. elegant; luxurious. adjective 1. made of silk 2. resembling silk in smoothness or gloss 3. dressed in silk 4. soft and delicate 5. (rare) luxurious or […]
noun 1. any of several glands, as in various insects and spiders, that secrete a viscid protein substance which hardens into silk on contact with air.
noun 1. sericin. noun 1. a gelatinous organic compound that holds the two strands of natural silk together. noun 1. a gelatinous protein found on the fibres of raw silk
noun 1. a tall, cylindrical, black hat covered with silk plush, worn by men for formal dress. Compare beaver1 (def 4), opera hat, top hat. noun 1. a man’s top hat covered with silk