Egyptian cotton


: a fine long-staple often somewhat brownish cotton grown chiefly in Egypt

Word History

First Known Use

1877, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Egyptian cotton was in 1877

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“Egyptian cotton.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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