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  • noun Plural form of bombax.


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  • The nest is a perfect watch-pocket, composed entirely of white silky down belonging to one of the bombaxes, thinly coated here and there with strings of moss to keep it together, and more thickly so with this and vegetable fibre at and about the point of suspension and round the rim of the mouth of the pocket.

    The Nests and Eggs of Indian Birds, Volume 1


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