Cotton Belt


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Cotton Belt

An agricultural region of the southeast United States, concentrated particularly in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi, where cotton became the predominant crop in the 1800s.
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cotton belt

n
(Agriculture) a belt of land in the southeastern US that specializes in the production of cotton
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Cot′ton Belt`


n.
(sometimes l.c.) the part of the southern U.S. where cotton is grown, orig. Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi, but now often extended to include parts of Texas and California.
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