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a fine kind of long-fibered cotton (Gossypium barbadense) grown orig. in the Sea Islands
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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.
A tropical American species of cotton (Gossypium barbadense) widely cultivated for its fine, long-staple fibers.
Origin: After the Sea Islands.