Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A malvaceous genus of herbs and shrubs, natives of the tropics, and important as yielding the cotton of commerce. They have usually 3- to 5-lobed leaves, showy axillary flowers surrounded by 3 large cordate bracts, and a 3- to 5-celled capsule, the seeds densely covered by long woolly hairs. Four species are generally recognized, though many others have been proposed. The cultivated species are natives of Asia and Africa, where they have been planted from very early times, and many varieties have been produced. All the cotton manufactured in civilized countries is the product of several varieties of G. herbaceum and G. Barbadense, but G. arboreum is also cultivated in some tropical regions. The fourth species, G. Davidsonii, is native upon the western coast of Mexico, and is remarkable in having its seeds wholly naked; it is known only in a wild state. See
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) A genus of plants which yield the cotton of the arts. The species are much confused. G. herbaceum is the name given to the common cotton plant, while the long-stapled sea-island cotton is produced by G. Barbadense, a shrubby variety. There are several other kinds besides these.
- n. herbs and shrubs and small trees: cotton
- From Latin gossypinus, gossympĭnus. Named by botanist Carl von Linnaeus (1707-1778). (Wiktionary)
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“Species which are in danger of being lost from the park include: Wurmbea centralis, Juncus continuus, Gossypium sturtianum, Rulingia magniflora, Hibbertia glabberrima, Baeckea polystemona and Plectranthus intraterraneus.”
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“Cotton (Gossypium hirusutum) production using saline water has been examined in the United States, India, Israel, and Tunisia.”
“Cotton, Gossypium spp., is basically a textile plant, which is mainly cultivated for its hair or lint (9.5 to 20 mm long) on the stem and leaves.”
“Murraya rare, Gossypium frutex 6-8-petal, Xanthophyllum blue, petiolis alatis of Tagoung, Sidae sp.”
“The hollyhock and shrubby _Althæa_ are familiar cultivated plants of this order, and the cotton-plant (_Gossypium_) also belongs here.”
“The _Gossypium herbaceum_ grows from four to six feet in height and bears a yellow flower.”
“Cotton (Gossypium sp.) — Species seemingly G. hopi.”
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"The popular name of several species of Gossypium, natural order Malvaceæ, from which the well-known textile substance cotton is obtained. The genus is indigenous to both hemispheres, and the plant...
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