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.

Exact synonyms: Gossypium Barbadense, Tree Cotton
Generic synonyms: Cotton, Cotton Plant

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sea Island Cotton

sea hare
sea hawk
sea heath
sea hedgehog
sea hedgehogs
sea hen
sea hog
sea hogs
sea holly
sea holm
sea holms
sea horse
sea horses
sea hulver
sea ice
sea island cotton (current term)
sea ivories
sea ivory
sea jellies
sea jelly
sea kale
sea king
sea kings
sea kittens
sea laces
sea ladder
sea lamprey
sea lampreys
sea lane
sea lanes

Literary usage of Sea island cotton

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

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)

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