cottonwood

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noun cot·ton·wood \-ˌwu̇d\

Definition of cottonwood

  1. :  any of several poplars having seeds with cottony hairs; especially :  one (Populus deltoides) of the eastern and central United States often cultivated for its rapid growth and luxuriant foliage

1802

First Known Use of cottonwood

1802


COTTONWOOD Defined for English Language Learners

cottonwood

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noun cot·ton·wood \-ˌwu̇d\

Definition of cottonwood for English Language Learners

  • : a type of tree that grows in the U.S. and has seeds that look like they are covered with cotton


COTTONWOOD Defined for Kids

cottonwood

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noun cot·ton·wood \ˈkä-tən-ˌwu̇d\

Definition of cottonwood for Students

  1. :  a poplar tree that has seeds with bunches of hairs resembling cotton


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