cottonseed

noun
cot·​ton·​seed | \ ˈkä-tᵊn-ˌsēd How to pronounce cottonseed (audio) \

Definition of cottonseed

: the seed of the cotton plant

Examples of cottonseed in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Roundup-resistant Palmer amaranth populations quickly spread through the South, then moved north, hidden at times in cottonseed hulls used for animal feed. New York Times, 11 Aug. 2021 In the past several years, two battered cottonseed silos in Waco, Texas, surrounded by food trucks selling sweet tea and energy balls, have become a pilgrimage site for Christian homemakers from around the country, among others. Eliza Griswold, The New Yorker, 25 July 2021 Many farmers just let their piles of cottonseed rot. Helen Zoe Veit, Smithsonian Magazine, 3 Feb. 2012 So, canola oil, soybean oil, corn oil and olive oil (among others like sunflower, safflower, cottonseed and nut/peanut/seed oils) are recommended. Environmental Nutrition, sun-sentinel.com, 28 Aug. 2019 That’s 50 million tons of cottonseed annually, the International Cotton Advisory Committee reports. Rachel Sugar, Vox, 19 Oct. 2018 And so cottonseed could be a solution — if only people could eat it. Rachel Sugar, Vox, 19 Oct. 2018 To increase the availability of other types of animal feed, China’s customs authority removed inspection requirements on a variety of agricultural byproducts, including peanut meal, cottonseed meal, and rapeseed meal. Raymond Zhong, BostonGlobe.com, 9 July 2018 To increase the availability of other types of animal feed, China’s customs authority removed inspection requirements on a variety of agricultural byproducts, including peanut meal, cottonseed meal and rapeseed meal. Raymond Zhong, New York Times, 9 July 2018

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First Known Use of cottonseed

1774, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of cottonseed was in 1774

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“Cottonseed.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cottonseed. Accessed 26 Oct. 2021.

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cottonseed

noun
cot·​ton·​seed | \ ˈkä-tᵊn-ˌsēd How to pronounce cottonseed (audio) \

Kids Definition of cottonseed

: the seed of the cotton plant that is used to make a cooking oil and in livestock feed

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