kapok

Malay: ‘kapuk’.

Etymology: Echols & Schadily (1989: 261). Note: proto-Malayo-Polynesian *kapu (Tryon, 1995, part 1, p. 1192).

See original Mihalic entry.

Noun forms

  1. Tree crops and fruits: the kapok tree or the silk-cotton it produces (Ceiba pentandra).

  1. Everyday item: cotton katen


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