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bombax family

[bom-baks] /ˈbɒm bæks/
the plant family Bombacaceae, typified by tropical deciduous trees having palmate leaves, large and often showy solitary or clustered flowers, and dry fruit with a woolly pulp, and including the baobab and silk-cotton tree.
Origin of bombax family
< New Latin (Linnaeus): the silk-cotton tree genus; Medieval Latin: silk, cotton, alteration of Latin bombȳx silkworm, silk < Greek bómbȳx silkworm; see bombycid Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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