ceiba tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n ceiba tree massive tropical tree with deep ridges on its massive trunk and bearing large pods of seeds covered with silky floss; source of the silky kapok fiber
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Usage

In literature:

All day long a careful watch was kept among the branches of the mighty ceiba-tree.
"Westward Ho!" by Charles Kingsley
Mr Stephens noticed two immense Ceiba trees growing from the very summit of one of the pyramids.
"The Prehistoric World" by E. A. Allen
A certain Locust-tree and a Ceiba were mentioned.
"At Last" by Charles Kingsley
Here the vast ceiba, or silk-cotton-tree, is abundant, from which canoes are frequently hollowed out.
"The Western World" by W.H.G. Kingston
The sacred tree is not named, but presumably it was the ceiba to which I refer elsewhere.
"Nagualism" by Daniel G. Brinton
Giant ceiba trees reared themselves two hundred feet into the air.
"Doubloons--and the Girl" by John Maxwell Forbes
The ceiba is the sacred tree of the negro, the temple of Jumbi the proper home of Obeah.
"The English in the West Indies" by James Anthony Froude
The ceiba is the sacred tree of the negro, the temple of Jumbi, the proper house of Obeah.
"With the World's Great Travellers, Volume 2" by Various
The last words that we heard from Cynthia were, "the ceiba tree," and we took them as our guide.
"Latitude 19 degree" by Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
Individuals were most readily observed on the buttresses of some of the gigantic mahogany and ceiba trees.
"Amphibians and Reptiles of the Rainforests of Southern El Peten, Guatemala" by William E. Duellman
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