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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Gossypium  \Gos*syp"i*um\,  n.  [NL.,  fr  L.  gossypion  gossipion.] 
  (Bot.) 
  A  genus  of  plants  which  yield  the  cotton  of  the  arts.  The 
  species  are  much  confused.  {G.  herbaceum}  is  the  name  given 
  to  the  common  cotton  plant,  while  the  long-stapled  sea-island 
  cotton  is  produced  by  {G.  Barbadense},  a  shrubby  variety. 
  There  are  several  other  kinds  besides  these 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Gossypium 
  n  :  herbs  and  shrubs  and  small  trees:  cotton  [syn:  {Gossypium}, 
  {genus  Gossypium}] 




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