Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing, Inc., Cleveland, Ohio.
region in S and SE U.S., extending from Texas to the Carolinas, where much cotton is grown
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
An agricultural region of the southeast United States, concentrated particularly in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, where cotton became the predominant crop in the 19th century.