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Noun: tree cotton  tree kó-t(u)n
  1. Small bushy tree grown on islands of the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of the southern United States; yields cotton with unusually long silky fibers
    - sea island cotton, Gossypium barbadense
  2. East Indian shrub cultivated especially for ornament for its pale yellow to deep purple blossoms
    - Gossypium arboreum

Derived forms: tree cottons

Type of: cotton, cotton plant

Encyclopedia: Tree cotton