noun, plural cei·bas [sey-buh z or for 2, sahy-; Spanish they-vahs, sey-] /ˈseɪ bəz or for 2, ˈsaɪ-; Spanish ˈθeɪ vɑs, ˈseɪ-/.
Origin of ceiba
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Towards noon their progress became slower; and when at length the meridian hour arrived the ceiba stood still.
Hunger stimulated him to the attempt; and, resting his gun against the trunk of the ceiba, he commenced climbing upward.The Maroon|Mayne Reid
To all appearance never did the ceiba go slower,—never lie so dull upon the water.
The last words that we heard from Cynthia were, "the ceiba tree," and we took them as our guide.Latitude 19 degree|Mrs. Schuyler Crowninshield
The ceiba, cottonwood or silk-cotton tree, is a tree of beauty and size, and of very general growth.Industrial Cuba|Robert P. Porter