Bihaura brought various special presents for Charmian, such as silk-cotton pillows, fans, and fancy mats.
But they seem to be exceptionally so when in the silk-cotton tree.
The coral, the silk-cotton and the dhak are resplendent with red foliage.
Now the silk-cotton tree has not had this form through its life.
The shesham and the silk-cotton trees are fast losing their leaves, but all the other trees are covered with foliage.
They make fire with quartz and steel, using the floss of the silk-cotton tree as tinder.
The silk-cotton tree is the rival of the palm in dignity; it has a white bark and a lofty flat crown.
I was much surprised to notice the rapidity with which the silk-cotton tree burst into leaf.
The ceiba, cottonwood or silk-cotton tree, is a tree of beauty and size, and of very general growth.
Lastly, the purse is cosily lined with silk-cotton down or other soft material.