Meaning of “cottonwood” in the English Dictionary


"cottonwood" in English

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cottonwoodnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈkɒt.ən.wʊd/ us /ˈkɑː.t̬ən.wʊd/

Examples from literature

  • A ball of smoke puffed from the cottonwoods. 
  • A saddled horse is waiting for you now in the cottonwood grove opposite. 
  • Harrison lay sleeping under a cottonwood that edged the trail. 
  • Here stand some fine cottonwood trees and half-a-dozen lordly white-oaks. 
  • Willows, cottonwoods and other poplars are very easily propagated from cuttings. 

(Definition of “cottonwood” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cottonwood" in American English

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cottonwoodnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkɑt·ənˌwʊd/

a type of poplar tree that grows in North America and produces seeds with soft, white fibers that look like cotton

(Definition of “cottonwood” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)