Vegetable silk

Definition of Vegetable silk

a cottonlike, fibrous material obtained from the coating of the seeds of a Brazilian tree (Chorisia speciosa). It is used for various purposes, as for stuffing cushions, and the like, but is incapable of being spun on account of a want of cohesion among the fibers.

See also: Vegetable

Related Words

cushioning, kapok, padding, plant fiber, plant fibre, red silk cotton, silk cotton
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