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cottonwood

[kot-n-woo d] /ˈkɒt nˌwʊd/
noun
1.
any of several American poplars, as Populus deltoides, having toothed, triangular leaves and cottonlike tufts on the seeds.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism; cotton + wood1
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  • Halfway to the bottom, the desert opened, then practically vanished into stands of willow and cottonwood.
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cottonwood

/ˈkɒtənˌwʊd/
noun
1.
any of several North American poplars, esp Populus deltoides, whose seeds are covered with cottony hairs
2.
Also called tauhinu. a native New Zealand shrub, Cassinia leptophylla, with daisy-like flowers
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