Cotton-plant

Definitions

  • Cotton Plant
    Cotton Plant
  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cotton-plant one of various plants of the genus Gossypium, natural order Malvaceæ, yielding the textile substance cotton
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. coton—Ar. qutun.

Usage

In literature:

I was took for one of de ones to plant de cotton seed by drappin' de seed in de drill.
"Slave Narratives Vol. XIV. South Carolina, Part 2" by Works Projects Administration
Cotton was at once planted in vast amounts; but it certainly was not plentiful till then.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
The cotton plant grows up out of the ground.
"Where We Live" by Emilie Van Beil Jacobs
I introduced a resolution inviting manufacturing cotton plants to come to Texas.
"The Journal of Negro History, Volume 5, 1920" by Various
Cotton Plant Academy, Cotton Plant, Ark.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
Cotton was merely a plant.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
The Eolus, with the Cotton Plant, returned to Edward's Ferry, where we arrived at 7 p.m.
"Reminiscences of Two Years in the United States Navy" by John M. Batten
Bob had employed six Chinamen to help get the ground in shape and the cotton planted.
"The Desert Fiddler" by William H. Hamby
That most freely used is a sort of cotton-bearing plant which grows in old worn-out fields.
"Bird Stories from Burroughs" by John Burroughs
From the cotton plant comes the woolen under-garment and the soldier's blanket.
"This Giddy Globe" by Oliver Herford
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In poetry:

Sold! is it to plant the cotton,
Hoe the soil, and pick the pod?
No; to drink the demon tyrant,
Foe to man, accursed of God.
"Comparative Slavery" by Janet Hamilton
For who will cultivate the soil,
Or plant their sugar-cane and cotton?
Their niggers now are freed from toil,
And soon their ills will be forgotten.
"The Slave-Holder’s Apology" by Benjamin Cutler Clark
The thrush no longer sings its tender song
In osage thicket, or in locust hedge,
But pipes its notes the negro boys among,
On cotton plant, or Alabama sedge.
"September" by Joseph Horatio Chant
And the only thing (says Jones) to do
Is, eat no meat that's boughten:
`But tear up every I, O, U,
And plant all corn and swear for true
To quit a-raisin' cotton!'
"Jones's Private Argyment" by Sidney Lanier
"More corn! more corn! MUST plant less ground,
And MUSTN'T eat what's boughten!
Next year they'll do it: reasonin's sound:
(And, cotton will fetch 'bout a dollar a pound),
THARFORE, I'LL plant ALL cotton!"
"Jones's Private Argyment" by Sidney Lanier

In news:

AgriThority's Jerry Duff, left, and ShiGui Zhang, center, discuss cotton with a plant breeder in China.
The Bayer CropScience FiberMax brand of upland cotton was the most popular planted in the United States for the 2010 growing season, according to the USDA.
Recently began production at its new cotton defoliant unit at the company's plant in Axis.
University of Arkansas Extension plant pathologist Scott Monfort says Temik's biggest benefit for cotton producers has been control of nematodes in moderate to severe infestations.
Drought and deer destroyed the first cotton and soybean crops Russell County farmer Keith Thompson planted on 180 acres this year.
Early season practices for managing plant bug s in cotton can result in significantly higher yields for Mississippi growers, studies have shown.
Kansas farmers planted 70,000 acres of cotton, up from 53,000 last year.
Mr Goyal describes how a cotton dress, destined for Europe or America, might be cut and assembled in his plant, before travelling to a rural household to be painstakingly embroidered and then back to the factory to be packed up.
The USDA BioPreferred program, an initiative which seeks to increase the purchase and use of biobased products made from renewable plant or animal materials, has certified nonwovens containing cotton as biobased.
What you may not know is that the tropical or Chinese hibiscus , Hibiscus rosa-sinensis, is a member of the Malvaceae or Mallow family, along with such plants as cotton, okra, hollyhock and Turk's cap.
In the study of plants and people, there isn't a plant that holds more stories of blood, sweat and tears for the American South than cotton.
Cotton is a thirsty plant and parts of India drought-prone.
Paper is manufactured from the cellulose fibers of plants, primarily cotton, flax, and wood.
Harvested cotton acreage for 2011 is now projected at 9.7 million acres, only 70 percent of what was planted this spring.
Nationally, producers planted 14 percent less cotton this year than last, primarily because of high corn and soybean prices.
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