American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of several North American poplar trees, especially Populus deltoides, which has triangular leaves and a tuft of cottony hairs on the seeds.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The name of several species of the genus Populus the United States, from the light cottony tuft at the base of the numerous small seeds. The common eastern species are P. monilifera and the swamp- or river-cottonwood, P. heterophylla. West of the Rocky Mountains the cottonwoods are P. angustifolia, P. Fremontii, and P. trichocarpa. The wood is very light, soft, and close-grained, liable to warp and difficult to season, but largely used in the manufacture of paper-pulp, and for barrels, packing-cases. woodenware, etc. Cross-sections of the trunk of P. monilifera are used as polishing-wheels in glass-grinding.
- n. In Australia, a tree of the aster family, Bedfordia salicina: so called from the cottony under-surface of the leaves, or its hard, brownish, mottled wood. Called dogwood and honeywood in Tasmania.
- n. A number of species of tree in the genus Populus (poplars), typically growing along watercourses.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) An American tree of the genus Populus or poplar, having the seeds covered with abundant cottonlike hairs; esp., the Populus monilifera and Populus angustifolia of the Western United States.
- n. any of several North American trees of the genus Populus having a tuft of cottony hairs on the seed
- n. American basswood of the Allegheny region
- cotton + wood (Wiktionary)
“Dry inner bark from a cottonwood is tje best tinder.”
“For it is a "cottonwood" -- a species not found elsewhere upon the same plain; its seed no doubt transported thither by some straying bird.”
“This cottonwood, which is now in fruit, is of a different species from any in”
The Exploring Expedition to the Rocky Mountains, Oregon and California To which is Added a Description of the Physical Geography of California, with Recent Notices of the Gold Region from the Latest and Most Authentic Sources
“Often they are made to look extra mean by a noble "cottonwood," or”
“CPT BRAD regarding the public lashings, my wife often says that its a good thing that I am not a judge otherwise the limbs on the cottonwood trees down by the creek would be worn out from public hangings.”
“He propped two cottonwood branches against the outhouse to make it stand straight.”
“Lots of the old cottonwood trees in the West are hollow and could easily hold a gun that long.”
“A boy on an idle Saturday, playing a solitary game of mumblety-peg in the shade of a cottonwood.”
“In this dry year, the cottonwood leaves linger late in December.”
“Moose Head is a small guest ranch which accommodates 40-45 guests in 13 cabins scattered among cottonwood, aspen, spruce, and pine.”
These user-created lists contain the word ‘cottonwood’.
â€¢ The word must have an even number of vowels.
â€¢ There must be four or more vowels; thus, at minimum, an A-A-A-A or A-B-B-A pattern.
â€¢ The vowels must appear in a mir...
They remind me of a particular time, place, or activity
words that evoke magic, mystery, mayhem, magnificence or anything else that glimmers in the grass
Words that have only one of the vowels. On this list I include only words with at least three vowels. When I first started the list, if a word had several forms, I generally listed only the one wit...
The flowers and trees of states and nations.
camellia, forget-me-not, saguaro cactus, apple blossom, Calafornia poppy, Rocky Mountain, mountain laurel, peach blossom, American beauty rose, orange blossom, Cherokee rose, pua aloalo and 210 more...
Tree names that end in -wood. Anything ending in -wood that only refers to the wood, eg. applewood, firewood, etc. shall not be planted in this garden.
names of trees and bushes and other asundry items that name branching
Looking for tweets for cottonwood.