Definition of Cotton-seed tree
1. Noun. A shrub of salt marshes of eastern and south central North America and West Indies; fruit is surrounded with white plumelike hairy tufts.
Group relationships: Baccharis, Genus Baccharis
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub
Lexicographical Neighbors of Cotton-seed Tree
Literary usage of Cotton-seed tree
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. An Illustrated Flora of the Northern United States, Canada and the British by Nathaniel Lord. Britton, Hon. Addison. Brown (1913)
"cotton-seed tree. Ploughman's-spikenard. Sept.- hamas ; Cuba. The white pappus is very conspicuous in Nov. glomerate in the axils of the upper leaves, ..."