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From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cork·wood n.
 1. The wood of the cork oak. [Obs.]
 2.  Any one of several trees or shrubs having light or corky wood; esp.: (a) In the United States, the tree Leitneria floridana, a very small deciduous dioecious tree or shrub of damp habitats in the southeastern US having extremely light wood; -- called also the corkwood tree. (b) In the West Indies: (1) Either of the cotton trees Ochroma lagopus and Pariti tiliaceum.  (2) The tree producing the aligator apple. (3) The blolly.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Down n.
 1. Fine, soft, hairy outgrowth from the skin or surface of animals or plants, not matted and fleecy like wool; esp.: (a) Zool. The soft under feathers of birds. They have short stems with soft rachis and bards and long threadlike barbules, without hooklets. (b) Bot. The pubescence of plants; the hairy crown or envelope of the seeds of certain plants, as of the thistle. (c) The soft hair of the face when beginning to appear.
    And the first down begins to shade his face.   --Dryden.
 2. That which is made of down, as a bed or pillow; that which affords ease and repose, like a bed of down
 When in the down I sink my head,
 Sleep, Death's twin brother, times my breath.   --Tennyson.
    Thou bosom softness, down of all my cares!   --Southern.
 Down tree Bot., a tree of Central America (Ochroma Lagopus), the seeds of which are enveloped in vegetable wool.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Hare·foot n.
 1. Zool. A long, narrow foot, carried (that is, produced or extending) forward; -- said of dogs.
 2. Bot. A tree (Ochroma Lagopus) of the West Indies, having the stamens united somewhat in the form of a hare's foot.
 Harefoot clover Bot., a species of clover (Trifolium arvense) with soft and silky heads.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 Ochroma lagopus
      n : forest tree of lowland Central America having a strong very
          light wood; used for making floats and rafts and in
          crafts [syn: balsa]