Meaning of CEIBA in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈsā-bə ]


Etymology: Spanish, probably from Taino ceíba

Date: 1764

1. : a massive tropical tree ( Ceiba pentandra ) of the silk-cotton family with large pods filled with seeds invested with a silky floss that yields the fiber kapok

2. : kapok

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.