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sea-island cotton

[see-ahy-luh nd] /ˈsiˌaɪ lənd/
noun
1.
a long-staple cotton, Gossypium barbadense, raised originally in the Sea Islands and now grown chiefly in the West Indies.
Also, Sea Island cotton.
Origin
1795-1805
1795-1805, Americanism
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British Dictionary definitions for sea-island cotton

sea-island cotton

noun
1.
a cotton plant, Gossypium barbadense, of the Sea Islands, widely cultivated for its fine long fibres
2.
the fibre of this plant or the material woven from it
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