American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A very strong, high-grade cotton of medium staple developed from selected Egyptian cottons in the southwest United States.
- After Pima County in southern Arizona, location of the experimental farm on which it was developed in the early 1900s. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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