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cotton-seed tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cotton-seed tree a shrub of salt marshes of eastern and south central North America and West Indies; fruit is surrounded with white plumelike hairy tufts
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Usage

In literature:

To produce cotton, they sow seeds, which grow up into bushes like our rose-trees.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
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