Capoc vs Kapok - What's the difference?

capoc | kapok | Alternative forms |

Capoc is an alternative form of kapok.


As nouns the difference between capoc and kapok

is that capoc is (kapok) while kapok is a silky fibre obtained from the silk-cotton tree used for insulation and stuffing for pillows, mattresses, etc.

capoc

English

Noun

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    kapok

    English

    Alternative forms

    * capoc

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A silky fibre obtained from the silk-cotton tree used for insulation and stuffing for pillows, mattresses, etc.
  • * 1977 , , The Honourable Schoolboy , Folio Society 2010, p. 492:
  • The moon came out of hiding and for a moment Jerry forgot his anxiety as a little grey-clad figure, small and sturdy [...], in a kapok coat and bulging proletarian cap, lowered himself over the side and leapt for the waiting arms of the sampan's crew.
  • * 1985 , (Peter Carey), Illywhacker , Faber & Faber 2003, p. 39:
  • You can stuff them full of kapok to make a decent cushion and there is nothing better to carry frogs in.

    Derived terms

    * kapok tree