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A common name for a cotton-like fiber obtained from the Cochlospermum gossypium plant that is cultivated in India. Kumbi is used for padding in upholstery and cushions.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Cochlospermum gossypium; galgal; galgaal; katira

Resources and Citations

  • J.Gordon Cook, Handbook of Textile Fibres:I Natural Fibres, Merrow Publishing Co. , Durham, England, 1984 Comment: from Cochlospermum gossypium
  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996 Comment: from Maximilianea gossypium

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