sea island cotton
noun Usage: often capitalized S&I Etymology: Sea Islands, chain of islands off the southeastern United States coast Date: 1805 a cotton (Gossypium barbadense) with especially long silky fiber — called also sea island

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  • Sea Island cotton — Le coton de Sea Island est une variété de coton dont la qualité était prisée. Il s agit du Gossypium barbadense. Il a joué un rôle majeur dans l histoire de la culture du coton aux États Unis. Sommaire 1 Caractéristiques 2 Une origine orientale… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • sea-island cotton — ☆ sea island cotton [sē′ī΄lənd ] n. a fine kind of long fibered cotton (Gossypium barbadense) grown orig. in the Sea Islands …   English World dictionary

  • Sea Island 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)

  • sea-island cotton — /see uy leuhnd/ a long staple cotton, Gossypium barbadense, raised originally in the Sea Islands and now grown chiefly in the West Indies. Also, Sea Island cotton. [1795 1805, Amer.] * * * …   Universalium

  • sea-island cotton — /see uy leuhnd/ a long staple cotton, Gossypium barbadense, raised originally in the Sea Islands and now grown chiefly in the West Indies. Also, Sea Island cotton. [1795 1805, Amer.] …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea-island cotton — sea′ is land (or Sea′ Is land) cot′ton n. pln a long fibered cotton, Gossypium barbadense, raised orig. in the Sea Islands and now grown chiefly in the West Indies • Etymology: 1795–1805, amer …   From formal English to slang

  • sea island cotton — noun small bushy tree grown on islands of the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of the southern United States; yields cotton with unusually long silky fibers • Syn: ↑tree cotton, ↑Gossypium barbadense • Hypernyms: ↑cotton, ↑cotton plant …   Useful english dictionary

  • sea-island cotton — noun a fine quality long stapled cotton grown on islands off the southern US …   English new terms dictionary

  • Sea Island cotton —   Ki ailana …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Sea Island — may refer to: *Sea Island (British Columbia), an island in Richmond, British Columbia that contains the Vancouver International Airport *Sea Island, Georgia, an isolated resort island in Glynn County, Georgia *Sea Islands, a chain of islands in… …   Wikipedia

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