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Gossypia

The cotton-plant personified.

The nymph Gossypia heads the velvet sod,
And warms with rosy smiles the watery god.

Darwin: Loves of the Plants, canto ii.

Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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