Origin of kapok
Examples from the Web for kapok
Even prettier and more wonderfully made is the nest of the kapok bird, a little creature resembling a tom-tit.Home Life on an Ostrich Farm|Annie Martin
The kapok or cotton was used directly by the mice in constructing a hollow, compact, moundlike nest.
Nag-atbu ang duldul sa unlan, The kapok flew out of the pillow.A Dictionary of Cebuano Visayan|John U. Wolff
The silk cotton or kapok (bombax) is also to be met with in every village.The History of Sumatra|William Marsden
The Kapok plant furnishes most of the commercial silk cotton on the market.Textiles|William H. Dooley
Word Origin for kapok
1735, from Malay kapoq, name of the large tropical tree which produces the fibers.