cotton rose


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n cotton rose any plant of the genus Filago having capitate clusters of small woolly flower heads
    • n cotton rose Chinese shrub or small tree having white or pink flowers becoming deep red at night; widely cultivated; naturalized in southeastern United States
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Cotton rose (Bot) a genus of composite herbs (Filago), covered with a white substance resembling cotton.
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In literature:

Rose spoke of gangrene of the finger after the application of carbolized cotton to a wound thereon.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
Across New River the heavy masses of Cotton Mountain rose rough and almost inaccessible from the very water's edge.
"Military Reminiscences of the Civil War V1" by Jacob Dolson Cox
Then he noticed for the first time that Rose far ahead was still walking in her cotton dress.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
To produce cotton, they sow seeds, which grow up into bushes like our rose-trees.
"A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume IX." by Robert Kerr
When cotton rose again, up went the new Spring rent contracts.
"The Quest of the Silver Fleece" by W. E. B. Du Bois
Dotty opened the box, and found, enveloped in rose-colored cotton, a beautiful gold ring, dotted with a pearl.
"Dotty Dimple Out West" by Sophie May
Long evening, visits she and Rose-Ellen had, when they were not too tired from cotton-picking.
"Across the Fruited Plain" by Florence Crannell Means
There were malvas and purple monardas, and flowers of the cotton-rose, five inches in diameter.
"The Boy Hunters" by Captain Mayne Reid
Raw cotton, however, not only held its own but rose to a value of L18,692 from L6,159 the previous year.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
As we drew nearer, a green wall rose before us, and we distinguished the groves of cotton-wood.
"The Scalp Hunters" by Mayne Reid

In poetry:

My love she wears a cotton plaid,
A bonnet of the straw;
Her cheeks are leaves of roses spread,
Her lips are like the haw.
In truth she is as sweet a maid
As true love ever saw.
"Mary Bateman" by John Clare
There was a king in Brentford,—of whom no legends tell,
But who, without his glory,—could eat and sleep right well.
His Polly's cotton nightcap,—it was his crown of state,
He slept of evenings early,—and rose of mornings late.
"The King Of Brentford" by William Makepeace Thackeray

In news:

Eartha Kitt, the singer, dancer and actress who rose from South Carolina cotton fields to become a symbol of elegance and sensuality, has died from colon cancer.
Cotton futures prices rose yesterday on concerns that a drought in West Texas, where almost 20 percent of the American crop is grown, could cut production.