pima cotton

pi·​ma cotton | \ ˈpē-mə- How to pronounce pima cotton (audio) , ˈpi- How to pronounce pima cotton (audio) \

Definition of pima cotton

: a cotton that produces fiber of exceptional strength and firmness and that was developed in the southwestern U.S. by selection and breeding of Egyptian cottons

Examples of pima cotton in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Supima brand designates an elite variety of pima cotton grown only in California and the Southwestern U.S. Joseph Deacetis, Forbes, 10 June 2021 Vince’s white v-neck tee is a lightweight jersey made from 100% pima cotton. Ciannah Gin, Forbes, 21 May 2021 It's made from lightweight, ultra-soft pima cotton, and comes in sizes XS through 2X. Travel + Leisure, 19 May 2021 The most popular types of cotton sheets are Egyptian cotton and pima cotton, also known as Supima cotton, which is one of the softest cottons on the market. Jillian Mueller, Health.com, 4 May 2021 The contemporary updates are apparent in the fabrication of the pieces themselves; Ralph Lauren used updated pima cotton and performance technology to maintain a modern feel. Christine Flammia, Esquire, 19 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of pima cotton

1925, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for pima cotton

Pima County, Arizona

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“Pima cotton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pima%20cotton. Accessed 28 Sep. 2021.

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