Definition of Levant cotton
1. Noun. Old World annual having heart-shaped leaves and large seeds with short greyish lint removed with difficulty; considered an ancestor of modern short-staple cottons.
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Literary usage of Levant cotton
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1. The American Cotton Spinner and Managers' and Carders' Guide: A Practical by Robert H. Baird (1863)
"EY AND Levant cotton. The Smyrna, Cyprus, and Salonica cottons, are of a short, mossy character, and rather dirty. At one period it was the only cotton to ..."
2. The Third International Congress of Delegated Representatives of Master (1906)
"Although the German Cotton-growing Association is not directly concerned, still I must mention the German Levant cotton-growing Society in Adana and Mersina ..."
3. The Cotton Manufacture of Great Britain Systematically Investigated by Andrew Ure (1836)
"Under the Levant cotton wools are comprehended all those grown in European and Asiatic Turkey; such as that of Macedonia, of Smyrna, and the Levant properly ..."
4. The Wild and Cultivated Cotton Plants of the World: A Revision of the Genus by George Watt (1907)
"They grew first Levant cotton, Levant then Miller's green-seed cotton, then black-seed cotton, and, finally, geed^' what has been presumed to be Sea Island ..."
5. Dictionary of Textiles by Louis Harmuth (1915)
"... best grade of Levant cotton; also a cotton fabric made in Syria. Adhi—Fine cotton muslin from India. Adia—Good quality of bleached cotton cloth ..."
6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1904)
"... cultivated in India since the earliest records, also cultivated in southern Europe and known as the Levant cotton, is G. herbaceum. ..."
7. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1915)
"The Old World cottons include the Levant cotton (G. herbaceum, Linn.), cultivated in southern Europe and western Asia; the oriental tree cotton (G. arboreum ..."
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