cotton plant definition

  • noun:
    • a plant of genus Gossypium, of a number of types, all growing in hot climates, and bearing the cotton of trade. The most popular types, initially Asiatic, is Gossypium herbaceum.
    • erect bushy mallow plant or little tree bearing bolls containing seeds with several lengthy hairy materials
    • a plant of the genus Gossypium, of several species, all developing in cozy climates, and bearing the cotton of commerce. The most popular types, initially Asiatic, is Gossypium herbaceum.
    • erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with several long hairy fibers
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