Cayenne pepper

See: Capsicum spp. Ceiba pentandra

Kapoc. A tropical tree that produces seed fibres with a superficial resemblance to cotton. The cotton-like hairs are water-resistant and very buoyant, and they are used mainly as filling for life-jackets. Kapoc is also used for sound and heat insulation. Unfortunately, the hairs cannot be spun to produce yarn and cloth; if they could, this tree would be a crop of major importance as it far out-yields cotton. Celeriac

See: Apium graveolens. Celery

See: Apium graveolens. Cell

The fundamental unit of plant and animal bodies. Unlike animal cells, plant cells are protected by a cellulose wall. But all cells consist of a membrane enclosing cytoplasm and nuclear material.

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