from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as cotton-plant.
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The waste cotton-shrub, long useless, disobedient, as the thistle by the wayside, -- have ye not conquered it; made it into beautiful bandana webs; white woven shirts for men; bright-tinted air-garments wherein flit goddesses?
The waste cotton-shrub, gather its waste white down, spin it, weave it; that, in place of idle litter, there may be folded webs, and the naked skin of man be covered.
They bear _silk-cotton_, which falls to the ground in November and December, but is not so substantial as that of the cotton-shrub, being rather like the down of thistles.
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The right cotton-shrub grows here also, but not on the sandbank.
Here is also a little of the right West India cotton-shrub: but none of the cotton is exported, nor do they make much cloth of it.