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noun
a fine, glossy fiber, similar to silk cotton, from the seeds of a spiny Brazilian tree, Chorisia speciosa.
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Origin of vegetable silk

First recorded in 1850–55
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vegetable silk

noun
any of various silky fibres obtained from the seed pods of certain plantsSee also kapok
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