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cotton picker

noun
1.
a machine for removing the ripe cotton fiber from the standing plant.
Origin of cotton picker
1825-1835
1825-35, Americanism
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  • It wiped out all necessity for Negro labour in the wheat States, just as a cotton-picker will, some day, in the South.

    The Romance of the Reaper Herbert Newton Casson
British Dictionary definitions for cotton-picker

cotton picker

noun
1.
a machine for harvesting cotton fibre
2.
a person who picks ripe cotton fibre from the plants
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