sea island cotton
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Sea Island cotton
A fine, long-staple cotton originally cultivated in southeastern North America.
[After the Sea Islands.]
Sea island cotton
A very long staple cotton originally grown on islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia. It is now mostly grown in the Caribbean.
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|Noun||1.||sea island 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|