pima cotton


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

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Robert Barakett uses 100% pima cotton in their Georgia crewneck t-shirt. Brad Lanphear, Men's Health, 20 Dec. 2022 Eberjey's pima cotton is one of the softest available right now—and this cut frees you from distracting lines. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 Sep. 2022 This soft, buttery pima cotton-French terry blend robe is a must-have in your closet for all those low-key nights in with a glass of wine in hand. Paris Wilson, Condé Nast Traveler, 21 Dec. 2022 First, the fabric has the best blend of pima cotton, beechwood modal, and Lycra for comfort, breathability, and stretch. Brad Lanphear, Men's Health, 20 Dec. 2022 Made of an extra-soft blend of merino wool, pima cotton, and alpaca yarn, the chunky turtleneck is designed to keep you warm. Nicol Natale, Peoplemag, 10 Nov. 2022 Which brings me to the weight of the pima cotton: neither too tissue-y nor too heavy. Roxanne Adamiyatt, Town & Country, 1 Oct. 2022 Keep it cool and comfortable in this three-pack made from the softest pima cotton. Halie Lesavage, Harper's BAZAAR, 26 Sep. 2022 The fabric is made of long-fiber pima cotton that yields thinner yarn and softer, more breathable material without sacrificing strength. Outside Online, 27 May 2022 See More

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Word History


Pima County, Arizona

First Known Use

1925, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of pima cotton was in 1925

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Cite this Entry

“Pima cotton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pima%20cotton. Accessed 5 Feb. 2023.

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