The cotton-wood is a North American tree.
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(Populus) Populus is a large group of deciduous (leaf-losing) trees that can attain great heights. These trees, commonly known as Aspen, Poplar and Cottonwood trees, are found in Europe, Asia and North America. Some are found wild in other regions, one being a native of tropical Africa. It is diffic...
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[n] - any of several North American trees of the genus Populus having a tuft of cottony hairs on the seed
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Cot'ton·wood` (-wod`) noun (Botany) An American tree of the genus Populus or poplar, having the seeds covered with abundant cottonlike hairs; esp., the P. monilifera and P. angustifolia of the Western United States.
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noun any of several North American trees of the genus Populus having a tuft of cottony hairs on the seed
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• (n.) An American tree of the genus Populus or poplar, having the seeds covered with abundant cottonlike hairs; esp., the P. monilifera and P. angustifolia of the Western United States.
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several fast-growing trees of North America, members of the genus Populus, in the family Salicaceae, with triangular, toothed leaves and cottony ...
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cottonwood: see willow.
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Any of several North American poplar trees with seeds topped by a thick tuft of silky hairs. The eastern cottonwood (Populus deltoides), growing to 30 m/100 ft, is native to the eastern USA. The name `cottonwood` is also given to the downy-leaved Australian tree Bedfordia salaoina. (Tr...
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1) A poplar 2) Aspen's shady cousin 3) Poplar 4) Poplar tree
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