Cotton-tree

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Cotton-tree the American cotton-wood: the Indian Bombax malabaricum
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Then there were those forest-giants, the silk-cotton-trees, and various kinds of fig-trees and pines, such as in the old world are never seen.
"Old Jack" by W.H.G. Kingston
Thur wur no trees 'ceptin' an odd cotton-wood hyur an' thur on the hillside.
"The Hunters' Feast" by Mayne Reid
If there's still a chance left us, we'll have to look for it down below, by that big cotton tree.
"Gaspar the Gaucho" by Mayne Reid
The stream was fringed with a dense growth of cotton-wood trees.
"Daniel Boone" by John S. C. Abbott
You will find me under the large cotton-tree yonder.
"The Hour and the Man" by Harriet Martineau
The cotton-wood trees were very large.
"The Adventures of the Chevalier De La Salle and His Companions, in Their Explorations of the Prairies, Forests, Lakes, and Rivers, of the New World, and Their Interviews with the Savage Tribes, Two Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Thus trees are formed; thus the cotton on which Mr. Bazley discoursed last Friday is produced.
"Fragments of science, V. 1-2" by John Tyndall
It was one of the beautiful silk-cotton trees already mentioned.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
Ebony-trees, cotton-wood, pepper-trees, and palms, were intermixed with tree-ferns, magnolias, white oaks, and willows.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
Here we observe the cotton-tree, with its red blossoms, which yields a coarse material for native use.
"Foot-prints of Travel" by Maturin M. Ballou
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In poetry:

The forest folk! Dreadful that flame to see
Coil from the cotton-tree--a snake of gold--
Violently break from root and trunk, to take
The bending boughs and leaves in deadly hold
Then passing--to enfold
"Grisma; Or The Season Of Heat" by Edwin Arnold

In news:

For more information or to book, please visit Cotton Tree, or call 561 807-8566.
5 nights' accommodations in a cottage at Cotton Tree, a collection of cottages in Grand Cayman.
The first week of September, we noticed among the tree-covered ridges, white, fluffy, cotton candy appearing objects scattered throughout the leaf canopy.
While some of this year's crops -- peanuts, cotton, soybeans -- are still being harvested, and Christmas trees have not begun to be cut, reports so far indicate average or better yields.
(FORTUNE Magazine) – ROUTE 16 through Neshoba County, Mississippi, is a drab stretch of highway lined by scraggly cotton fields, red clay, and pine trees.
The azaleas beneath my front windows are heavy with deep pink blossoms and the dogwood trees look like they are sprouting cotton candy.
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