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

Examples of pima cotton in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web This nursing bra from Hatch is made for everyday wear with its soft pima cotton and spandex blend. Maya Polton, Parents, 27 Mar. 2024 This pair of underwear from the popular maternity brand Hatch is made with pima cotton (which is known for its durability, wrinkle resistance, and ultra-soft feel) and a bamboo viscose gusset that’s made to wick away moisture. Nikita Charuza, Peoplemag, 20 Feb. 2024 Small tomato plants sprouted in tidy rows on one side of the road and pima cotton on the other. Jessica Garrison, Los Angeles Times, 28 Sep. 2023 It’s designed with lightweight, wrinkle-resistant pima cotton, featuring a crew neck, long sleeves, and a hemline hitting at the hip. Amy Louise Bailey, Travel + Leisure, 14 Apr. 2023 The label is a go-to for essentials from knitwear to leather goods and, yes, sleepwear—camisoles, sleep shirts, shorts, and pants are cut from organic pima cotton for ultra-dreamy sleep. From polished work attire to festive party dresses and timeless-with-a-twist accessories, J.Crew never fails. Laura Lajiness, Vogue, 24 Dec. 2021 Mack Weldon infused the pima cotton with silver fibers that are naturally antimicrobial. Men's Health, 21 Feb. 2023 Richer Poorer’s white boxy crop tee is resistant to pilling and hypoallergenic because it’s made entirely from pima cotton. Ciannah Gin, Forbes, 21 May 2021 The Ahhh-llelujah pima cotton thong's name says it all. Olivia Evans, Women's Health, 14 Feb. 2023

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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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“Pima cotton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pima%20cotton. Accessed 21 May. 2024.

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