Definition of Sea island cotton
1. Noun. Small bushy tree grown on islands of the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of the southern United States; yields cotton with unusually long silky fibers.
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Literary usage of Sea island cotton
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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"The Sea Island cotton is undoubtedly indigenous to America and was ... The lint of the Sea Island cotton is from one and one- half to two and a half inches ..."
2. The Merchants' Magazine and Commercial Review by Isaac Smith Homans, William Buck Dana (1841)
"Upon one of these islands, separated from the mainland by a salt marsh, the sea-island cotton was first produced, and the fact that this species of cotton ..."
3. A Documentary History of American Industrial Society by Eugene Allen Gilmore, American Bureau of Industrial Research, Carnegie Institution of Washington (1909)
"PLANTATION ROUTINE 1 DAIRY OF WORK ON A SEA-ISLAND COTTON PLANTATION. Extracts from the plantation diary of Thos. ..."
4. The American Cotton Spinner and Managers' and Carders' Guide: A Practical by Robert H. Baird (1851)
"sea island cotton Is produced on the coast of the State of Georgia, and on the small sandy islands contiguous to it. It also grows in both North aud South ..."
5. The Industrial Resources, Etc., of the Southern and Western States by James Dunwoody Brownson De Bow (1852)
"... if ever made, did not succeed. exhibit the amount of our exports of Sea Island cotton from 1800 to 1816. \Ve shall The following table, ..."
6. The History of Protective Tariff Laws by Richard Wigginton Thompson (1888)
"... SEA- ISLAND COTTON PRODUCED CHANGE —GAVE UNITED STATES ADVANTAGE—FREE TRADE INTENDED TO CONTINUE ENGLISH MONOPOLY —ENGLISH RELATIONS TO FOREIGN TRADE. ..."