Cotton Belt definition by Webster's New World
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region in S and SE U.S., extending from Texas to the Carolinas, where much cotton is grown
Cotton Belt definition by American Heritage Dictionary
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.