(1) While still on the tree, the fruits burst open exposing the cotton like substance, which is the kapok of commerce.(2) Dick studied the rainforest form of Ceiba pentandra, a species of kapok that grows taller than a 16-story building, its head poking above the forest canopy.(3) Youngsters may have heard of kapok fillings in various sports equipment and sleeping bags.(4) Models will show off a range of garments made from hemp, nettle, flax, kapok , peat, bamboo, cellulose fibres and a new polymer made from starch called PLA, plus animal fibres including wool, angora, alpaca, mohair and llama.(5) Indeed, the very material used by British teddy-bear manufacturers in the 1920s and 1930s was kapok , a cotton-like material that was lighter, softer and more hygienic than wood shavings, cork or horsehair.(6) He fetches his favorite toy, an ancient stinky ball of kapok and synthetic fur, cured and flavored by two years spent outdoors in all seasons.(7) In addition to these attributes the kapok fiber is totally water repellent and resistant to rot.(8) The material kapok , the soft fibrous covering of the seeds of a tropical tree, is familiar as a lining and stuffing material.(9) In addition, those strange looking boab trees, tall livistona palms, beautiful water lilies, colourful kapok bushes and kurrajong trees are all special sights across this unique landscape.(10) When the pillow is kneaded a little, the thumb and forefinger will come right together if it's kapok .(11) ├ö├ç├┐The firm which makes them fills the stout canvas covers with kapok , a substance like silky cotton wool.├ö├ç├û(12) In the Virgin Islands the tamarind and the kapok are the two species most commonly held to be spirit trees.(13) Because the unopened fruit won't sink when submerged in water, many believe the fruit of the kapok tree floated its way from Latin America to Africa.(14) Now the hunt for more soaring specimens of kapok , wild ficus, Dead Man's Tree, and gnarled kenip continues, as efforts to save the trees gain steam.(15) The kapok is a large, deciduous, tropical tree that has attractive leaves and clusters of yellow, white or pink flowers.(16) Some even of these - like jute, sisal, coir, and kapok - only began to be imported into Britain from the nineteenth century onwards.