a variety of Sea Island cotton, having silky, strong fibers, grown chiefly in northern Africa.
English Words From The PharaohsMost people recognize Ancient Greek and Latin as the primary donors to the English language. However, some of the most ancient words in English actually trace back to Ancient Egypt.
Origin of Egyptian cotton
First recorded in 1875–80
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