sea-is|land cotton

sea-is|land cotton
sea-is|land cotton «SEE Y luhnd»,
1. a long-staple variety of cotton formerly grown on the islands off the coast of South Carolina and Georgia and now grown especially in the West Indies.
2. the plant producing it.

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