Gossypium

noun
Gos·​syp·​i·​um | \ gäˈsipēəm \

Definition of Gossypium

: 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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History and Etymology for Gossypium

New Latin, from Latin gossypion cotton

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“Gossypium.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Gossypium. Accessed 19 Oct. 2021.

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