Gossypium

noun Gos·syp·i·um \gäˈsipēəm\

Definition of Gossypium

  1. :  a genus of herbs or shrubs of the family Malvaceae yielding the cotton of commerce and having mostly palmately lobed leaves, showy flowers, and capsular fruits containing long-tailed seeds

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Origin and Etymology of gossypium

New Latin, from Latin gossypion cotton


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