noun Date: 1802 any of several poplars having seeds with cottony hairs; especially one (Populus deltoides) of the eastern and central United States often cultivated for its rapid growth and luxuriant foliage

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  • Cottonwood — Cot ton*wood ( w[oo^]d ), 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • cottonwood — /kot n wood /, n. any of several American poplars, as Populus deltoides, having toothed, triangular leaves and cottonlike tufts on the seeds. [1795 1805, Amer.; COTTON + WOOD1] * * * Any of several fast growing North American trees of the genus… …   Universalium

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  • cottonwood — didžioji tuopa statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gluosninių šeimos medieninis, vaistinis augalas (Populus deltoides), paplitęs Šiaurės Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Populus deltoides angl. cottonwood; eastern cottonwood; eastern poplar;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cottonwood — [[t]kɒ̱t(ə)nwʊd[/t]] cottonwoods N COUNT A cottonwood or a cottonwood tree is a kind of tree that grows in North America and has seeds that are covered with hairs that look like cotton …   English dictionary

  • cottonwood — UK [ˈkɒt(ə)nˌwʊd] / US [ˈkɑt(ə)nˌwʊd] noun [countable/uncountable] Word forms cottonwood : singular cottonwood plural cottonwoods a North American tree that has seeds covered with white fibres that look like cotton wool …   English dictionary

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