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Cotton Belt

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noun

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

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Origin of Cotton Belt

An Americanism dating back to 1870–75
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cotton belt

noun

a belt of land in the southeastern US that specializes in the production of cotton
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