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Meaning of cottonwood

cot•ton•wood

Pronunciation: (kot'n-wood"), [key]
— n.
  1. any of several American poplars, as Populus deltoides, having toothed, triangular leaves and cottonlike tufts on the seeds.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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