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upland cotton

a plant, Gossypium hirsutum, of warm regions of the New World, that is the chief commercial cotton crop in the U.S.
Also called American cotton.
Origin of upland cotton
1810-20, Americanism Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • upland cotton produces best on a deep loam that is capable of furnishing a uniform supply of about ten or twelve per cent.

    The First Book of Farming Charles L. Goodrich
  • Great difficulty was experienced in separating the seed from the lint of upland cotton.

  • The short fiber or upland cotton is the most common and useful variety.

    Textiles and Clothing Kate Heintz Watson
  • The upland cotton grown upon it, is inferior in quantity and quality to that of Mississippi growth.

    The Americans as They Are Charles Sealsfield
  • Here and there around the floor were baskets and papers containing samples of sea-island and upland cotton.

    Manuel Pereira F. C. Adams
  • It yields about half as much as the "short staple" called Mexican and Petit gulf cotton, and known in commerce as upland cotton.

    Soil Culture J. H. Walden
British Dictionary definitions for upland cotton

upland cotton

a tropical American cotton plant, Gossypium hirsutum, widely cultivated for its fibre
the fibre of this plant, or the fabric woven from it
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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