tree cotton


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Noun1.tree cotton - small bushy tree grown on islands of the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of the southern United Statestree cotton - 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
cotton plant, cotton - erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers
2.tree cotton - East Indian shrub cultivated especially for ornament for its pale yellow to deep purple blossomstree cotton - East Indian shrub cultivated especially for ornament for its pale yellow to deep purple blossoms
cotton plant, cotton - erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers
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Gossypium arboreum: Tree cotton, native to India and Pakistan (less than 2 per cent)
Gossipium arboreum - tree cotton, native to East Africa, India and Pakistan (4%)
Prior to that, she wrote, "the small fields were never left bare, being a rich and dense mish-mash of short-, middle-, and long-term crops of varying heights (corn, beans, tree cotton, castor beans, pumpkins, native cucumbers, cowpeas, sesame, sunflowers, peanuts, cassava--some of these crops reached tree height).