cottonwood

[kot-n-woo d]
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noun

any of several American poplars, as Populus deltoides, having toothed, triangular leaves and cottonlike tufts on the seeds.

Nearby words

  1. cottonseed meal,
  2. cottonseed oil,
  3. cottontail,
  4. cottonweed,
  5. cottonwick,
  6. cottony,
  7. cottony-cushion scale,
  8. cottus,
  9. cotula,
  10. cotunnite

Origin of cottonwood

An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805; cotton + wood1

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British Dictionary definitions for cottonwood

cottonwood

noun

any of several North American poplars, esp Populus deltoides, whose seeds are covered with cottony hairs
Also called: tauhinu a native New Zealand shrub, Cassinia leptophylla, with daisy-like flowers
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