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- IPA: ˈkɪŋˌkɒt.n̩
- (obsolete) A set phrase in the Southern United States used mainly by Southern politicians and authors who wanted to illustrate the importance of the crop to southern economy.
- Frank Lawrence Owsley, King Cotton Diplomacy: Foreign relations of the Confederate States of America (1931)
- Boyer, The Enduring Vision. 4th Edition
- John Mack Faragher, et al., Out of Many: A History of the American People. Volume 1, Fourth Edition. Upper Saddle River, New Jersey: Prentice Hall, 2003