Definition of Cottonwood

1. Noun. Any of several North American trees of the genus Populus having a tuft of cottony hairs on the seed.




2. Noun. American basswood of the Allegheny region.

Definition of Cottonwood

1. n. An American tree of the genus Populus or poplar, having the seeds covered with abundant cottonlike hairs; esp., the P. monilifera and P. angustifolia of the Western United States.

Definition of Cottonwood

1. Noun. A number of species of tree in the genus ''Populus'' (poplars), typically growing along watercourses. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cottonwood

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Cottonwood

cottons to
cottonseed
cottonseed cake
cottonseed meal
cottonseed oil
cottonseeds
cottontail
cottontail rabbit
cottontails
cottontop
cottontop tamarin
cottontops
cottonweed
cottonweeds
cottonwick
cottonwood (current term)
cottonwoods
cottony
cottown
cottowns
cottrel
cottrels
cotts
cottuses
cotunneling
cotunnelling
cotunnite
coturnix
coturnixes
cotutor

Literary usage of Cottonwood

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

1. Transactions of the Kansas Academy of Science by Kansas Academy of Science (1908)
"The name cottonwood limestone or cottonwood Falls limestone is a commercial ... Extensive stone-quarries were opened up in the vicinity of cottonwood Falls ..."

2. Building Construction and Superintendence by Frank Eugene Kidder (1915)
"XL POPLAR OR cottonwood (Populus). These trees are represented on both continents and ... The common commercial "cottonwood" of the East reaches its best ..."

3. The University Geological Survey of Kansas by Erasmus Haworth, Kansas Geological Survey (1908)
"Their first report was published in January, 1894, and the name cottonwood Falls limestone formally given to their number 13 of this section. ..."

4. Handbook of Nature-study for Teachers and Parents, Based on the Cornell by Anna Botsford Comstock (1911)
"THE cottonwood, OR CAROLINA POPLAR Teacher's Story HE sojourner on our western plains where ... The cottonwood may be unkempt and ragged, but it is a tree, ..."

5. Minnesota Geographic Names: Their Origin and Historic Significance by Warren Upham (1920)
"The cottonwood, also called the necklace poplar, is a fast-growing, tall tree, ... The Canadian French traders and voyageurs gave to the cottonwood the name ..."

6. Centennial History of Missouri: (the Center State) One Hundred Years in the by Walter Barlow Stevens (1921)
"The warping tendency of the cottonwood caused it to be condemned after these ... There was thought to be nothing that was meaner than cottonwood lumber. ..."

7. Forestry in Minnesota by Samuel Bowdlear Green, Geological and Natural History Survey of Minnesota (1902)
"Occasionally, however, the cottonwood can be used to advantage where a quick tree ... If one wishes to plant cottonwood and avoid the "cotton," which is so ..."

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