Levant cotton

noun

Definition of Levant cotton

: an annual Old World cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) that has heart-shaped 5-lobed to 7-lobed leaves, yellow flowers with purplish centers, and small fruits with large seeds and short grayish lint and that is sometimes considered to be one of the ancestors of modern short-staple commercial cottons

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“Levant cotton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Levant%20cotton. Accessed 22 Jan. 2022.

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