a plant, Gossypium hirsutum, of warm regions of the New World, that is the chief commercial cotton crop in the U.S.
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Origin of upland cotton
An Americanism dating back to 1810–20
Also called American cotton.
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British Dictionary definitions for upland cotton
a tropical American cotton plant, Gossypium hirsutum, widely cultivated for its fibre
the fibre of this plant, or the fabric woven from it
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