sea-island cotton definition by Webster's New World
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a fine kind of long-fibered cotton (Gossypium barbadense) grown orig. in the Sea Islands
sea-island cotton definition by American Heritage Dictionary
A tropical American species of cotton (Gossypium barbadense) widely cultivated for its fine, long-staple fibers.
Origin: After the Sea Islands.