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cotton picker

a machine for removing the ripe cotton fiber from the standing plant.
Origin of cotton picker
An Americanism dating back to 1825-35 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • That is true, but it is largely because the Negro cotton picker is such a cheap laboring hand.

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  • A farm laborer would automatically obtain more than a cotton picker.

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British Dictionary definitions for cotton picker

cotton picker

a machine for harvesting cotton fibre
a person who picks ripe cotton fibre from the plants
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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