or Sea Island cotton
- a long-staple cotton, Gossypium barbadense, raised originally in the Sea Islands and now grown chiefly in the West Indies.
Origin of sea-island cotton
An Americanism dating back to 1795–1805
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- a cotton plant, Gossypium barbadense, of the Sea Islands, widely cultivated for its fine long fibres
- the fibre of this plant or the material woven from it