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Noun: cottonwood  'kó-t(u)n,wûd
  1. Any of several North American trees of the genus Populus having a tuft of cottony hairs on the seed
     
  2. American basswood of the Allegheny region
    - white basswood, Tilia heterophylla

Derived forms: cottonwoods

Type of: basswood, lime, lime tree, linden, linden tree, poplar, poplar tree

Encyclopedia: Cottonwood, Kaufman County, Texas