Meaning of bombax family

bom'bax fam"ily

Pronunciation: (bom'baks), [key]
  1. the plant family Bombacaceae, typified by tropical deciduous trees having palmate leaves, large and often showy solitary or clustered flowers, and dry fruit with a woolly pulp, and including the baobab and silk-cotton tree.
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