cottonwood

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English[edit]

the seeds of a cottonwood (Populus deltoides)
Narrowleaf cottonwoods, Populus angustifolia.

Etymology[edit]

cotton +‎ wood

Noun[edit]

cottonwood (plural cottonwoods)

  1. A tree from one of number of species of tree in the genus Populus (poplars), typically growing along watercourses, with fluffy catkins.
  2. Populus sect. Aigeiros, a taxonomic section of the poplar genus
  3. Hibiscus tiliaceus, a flowering shrub or tree in the mallow family

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