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cottonwood
Populus deltoides

cot·ton·wood

 (kŏt′n-wo͝od′)
n.
Any of several North American poplar trees, especially Populus deltoides, which has triangular leaves and a tuft of cottony hairs on the seeds.

cottonwood

(ˈkɒtənˌwʊd)
n
1. (Plants) any of several North American poplars, esp Populus deltoides, whose seeds are covered with cottony hairs
2. (Plants) Also called: tauhinu a native New Zealand shrub, Cassinia leptophylla, with daisy-like flowers

cot•ton•wood

(ˈkɒt nˌwʊd)

n.
any of several American poplars, as Populus deltoides, with cottony tufts on the seeds.
[1795–1805]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cottonwood - any of several North American trees of the genus Populus having a tuft of cottony hairs on the seedcottonwood - any of several North American trees of the genus Populus having a tuft of cottony hairs on the seed
poplar tree, poplar - any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins
Eastern cottonwood, necklace poplar, Populus deltoides - a common poplar of eastern and central United States; cultivated in United States for its rapid growth and luxuriant foliage and in Europe for timber
Populus trichocarpa, Western balsam poplar, black cottonwood - cottonwood of western North America with dark green leaves shining above and rusty or silvery beneath
black cottonwood, downy poplar, Populus heterophylla, swamp cottonwood, swamp poplar - North American poplar with large rounded scalloped leaves and brownish bark and wood
2.cottonwood - American basswood of the Allegheny regioncottonwood - American basswood of the Allegheny region
linden tree, basswood, lime tree, linden, lime - any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber
Translations

cottonwood

[ˈkɒtnwʊd] N (US) → álamo m de Virginia

cottonwood

[ˈkɒtənwʊd] n (= tree) → peuplier m de Virginiecotton wool n (British)ouate f, coton m hydrophile
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She pointed into the gold cottonwood tree behind whose top we stood and said again, `What name?
Soon we could see the broken, grassy clay cliffs which indicated the windings of the stream, and the glittering tops of the cottonwoods and ash trees that grew down in the ravine.
When the first streak of day began to show we tied up to a towhead in a big bend on the Illinois side, and hacked off cottonwood branches with the hatchet, and covered up the raft with them so she looked like there had been a cave-in in the bank there.
When it was beginning to come on dark we poked our heads out of the cottonwood thicket, and looked up and down and across; nothing in sight; so Jim took up some of the top planks of the raft and built a snug wigwam to get under in blazing weather and rainy, and to keep the things dry.
The rivers, in general, were skirted with willows and bitter cottonwood trees, and the prairies covered with wormwood.
The next day brought them to the banks of a beautiful little stream, running to the west, and fringed with groves of cottonwood and willow.
Ishmael, however, directed his footsteps to a point where an ascent might be made through a narrow cleft, which he had taken the precaution to fortify with a breast-work of cottonwood logs, and which, in its turn, was defended by a chevaux-de-frise of the branches of the same tree.
But, passing along a narrow path through a clump of cottonwoods, some object brushed against my legs and I stumbled and nearly fell.
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Meagher's University of Georgia research team spliced bacteria genes into cottonwood trees, enabling the trees to vaporize methylmercury into safer elemental mercury.
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