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- another term for kapok
- ‘There is also a deep fascination with texture from the fine silk cotton yarn, to the merino and the matted felt coats she constructs.’
- ‘Kapok is a silky fibre obtained from a large east Indian tree (the word is another one from Malay), which is sometimes called silk cotton or Java cotton.’
- ‘Thus you can behold a collection of sarees, duppattas and salwar kameez pieces which are available in silk cotton, tussar, crepe, kota, chiffon, khadi, Chanderi, etc.’
- ‘Lace was everywhere in Hilfiger's line, in a delicate slip dress or a tiered ivory silk cotton skirt, as were tightly fitted corset tops of white satin, beige canvas or black stretch cotton.’
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