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

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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, "Ralph Lauren's New Throwback Collection Is a Polo Fanboy's Dream Come True," 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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