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(family Bombacaceae)

A genus of deciduous trees that have thorny trunks and twigs. The inner fruit wall and seeds are covered with down. B. ceiba of India and Sri Lanka produces samul or silk cotton used in upholstery. There are 8 species, occurring in the Old World tropics.

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