Kapok (noun)

A silky, lightweight, and buoyant fiber obtained from the seed pods of the kapok tree, used for stuffing cushions, pillows, and life jackets.


Kapok is a word of malay origin, kapok tree is native to tropical south america, africa, and asia.


  1. The cushions were filled with kapok, making them very comfortable to sit on.
  2. Kapok was used as a stuffing material for life jackets before synthetic materials were developed.
  3. The kapok fiber is very light and can float on water.
  4. The kapok trees are grown mainly in the tropical regions of South America, Africa, and Asia.
  5. The kapok fiber is hypoallergenic, so it is often used for pillows for people with allergies.
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