• Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cotton-seed the seed of the cotton-plant, yielding a valuable oil
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. coton—Ar. qutun.


In literature:

After picking, the cotton is sent to the ginning factory to have the seed removed.
"Textiles and Clothing" by Kate Heintz Watson
Disheartened by the expense of removing the troublesome seeds, Southern planters were seriously considering the abandonment of cotton culture.
"Architects of Fate" by Orison Swett Marden
With cotton-seed oil, 83-86 per cent.
"The Handbook of Soap Manufacture" by W. H. Simmons
Thus the Standard Oil Trust and the Cotton-Seed Oil Trust would not be injured by any reduction in the tariff.
"Monopolies and the People" by Charles Whiting Baker
Finger-pickin's was when we'd pick de cotton off de seeds by hand.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
The difficulty of removing the seeds from the staple practically thrust cotton out of common use.
"Home Life in Colonial Days" by Alice Morse Earle
The marriage ceremony is but deferred until the cotton-seed be safe under the soil.
"The Death Shot" by Mayne Reid
The yield of the cotton crop can be increased two fold by gathering the seed at picking time from only the best fruited stocks.
"The Choctaw Freedmen" by Robert Elliott Flickinger
So, sonny, you do not get your cotton all grown for you, and with the seeds picked out.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
Composition of Linseed, Rape-seed, Hemp-seed, and Cotton-seed.
"The Stock-Feeder's Manual" by Charles Alexander Cameron

In poetry:

Who'd have yer b'leave dhey had not seed
Er mule, or cotton patch, or ax;
An' claim to be so wise, indeed,
Et somehow all yer senses tax,
Ter 'zacley 'scribe um as dhey is.
"Nicknames" by Samuel Alfred Beadle

In news:

Cotton yields honey from blossom and cooking oil from seeds.
"The three seed dealers in this area have said their seed sales indicate a 30 percent to 40 percent increase in cotton acres this year," says Jay Hoover, Macon, Miss.
BAYER CROPSCIENCE RELEASES APP FOR COTTON SEED SELECTION Oct 5, 2012 Source: Bayer CropScience news release.
OSHA Cites Harbor Point Mineral Products After Fatal Engulfment in Cotton Seed Bin.
In 1861, the grandson of President John Quincy Adams (and great-granson of President John Adams) argued that the nature of the cotton trade itself contained the seeds of slavery's demise.
The United States' largest producer of cotton seeds , genetically engineers seeds to produce sterile offspring after the given crops yield their annual harvest.
Hawaii's seed crops, which also include soybean, sunflower, wheat and cotton seeds , posted a record-high $50.47 million in sales in 2003, representing a 5 percent increase over $48.14 million in 2002.