kidney cotton

noun

Definition of kidney cotton

1 : a shrub or small tree (Gossypium brasiliense) yielding a long-staple cotton
2 : the fiber obtained from kidney cotton

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History and Etymology for kidney cotton

so called from the shape of the mass in which the seeds are found

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“Kidney cotton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kidney%20cotton. Accessed 25 Oct. 2021.

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