Definition of Tree 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.
2. Noun. East Indian shrub cultivated especially for ornament for its pale yellow to deep purple blossoms.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Tree Cotton
Literary usage of Tree 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 (1919)
"What little cotton there is made is grown partly from the indigenous tree cotton, which bears for several years without replanting and yields a strong fibre ..."
2. The Industrial Resources, Etc., of the Southern and Western States by James Dunwoody Brownson De Bow (1852)
"... hairy or shrub cotton ; arborescent, or tree cotton ; the two former comprise the green seed, short staple or upland ; the latter the black seed, ..."
3. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1861)
"tree cotton.—Mr. Kendall, of Maryland, has been describing the cotton tree of South ... tree cotton is nothing new; but a cotton tree that will stand our ..."
4. Cross River Natives: Being Some Notes on the Primitive Pagans of Obubura by Charles Partridge (1905)
"... vegetable productions—Timber—Rubber—The oil- palm—The cotton tree—Cotton plant—Fruits and vegetables— The yam—Its cultivation described—Vegetation and ..."