pima cotton
noun Etymology: Pima County, Arizona Date: 1925 a cotton that produces fiber of exceptional strength and firmness and that was developed in the southwestern United States by selection and breeding of Egyptian cottons

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  • Pima cotton — ☆ Pima cotton n. [after Pima County, Ariz.] a tough, strong, smooth, long staple cotton grown in the SW U.S …   English World dictionary

  • pima cotton — noun see pima II * * * (often l.c.) a variety of fine cotton developed from Egyptian cotton, produced in the southwestern U.S., used chiefly in the manufacture of shirts, ties, etc. Also called Pima. [1935 40, Amer.; after Pima Co., Arizona] * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Pima cotton — barbadosinis vilnamedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dedešvinių šeimos pluoštinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Gossypium barbadense), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Gossypium barbadense angl. American Pima cotton; American… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Pima cotton — (often l.c.) a variety of fine cotton developed from Egyptian cotton, produced in the southwestern U.S., used chiefly in the manufacture of shirts, ties, etc. Also called Pima. [1935 40, Amer.; after Pima Co., Arizona] * * * …   Universalium

  • Pima cotton — Pi′ma cot′ton n. pln tex (often l.c.) a variety of smooth, strong fibered cotton developed from Egyptian cotton and grown in the southwestern U.S • Etymology: 1935–40, amer.; after Pima Co., Arizona …   From formal English to slang

  • American Pima cotton — barbadosinis vilnamedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Dedešvinių šeimos pluoštinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Gossypium barbadense), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. atitikmenys: lot. Gossypium barbadense angl. American Pima cotton; American… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Pima (disambiguation) — The Pima are a group of Native Americans living in Arizona (USA) and Sonora (Mexico).Pima may also mean:* Pima, Arizona, a town in Graham County * Pima Air Space Museum, in Arizona * Pima County, Arizona * Pima Freeway, a piece of the Loop 101 in …   Wikipedia

  • Pima Indians — • An important tribe of Southern Arizona, centering along the middle Gila and the Salt River. Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Pima Indians     Pima Indians      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • cotton — /kot n/, n. 1. a soft, white, downy substance consisting of the hairs or fibers attached to the seeds of plants belonging to the genus Gossypium, of the mallow family, used in making fabrics, thread, wadding, etc. 2. the plant itself, having… …   Universalium

  • Cotton — /kot n/, n. John, 1584 1652, U.S. clergyman, colonist, and author (grandfather of Cotton Mather). * * * I Seed hair fibre of various plants of the genus Gossypium, in the mallow family, native to most subtropical countries. The shrubby plants… …   Universalium

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