Definition of Sea Island cotton in English:

Share this entry

Sea Island cotton


[mass noun]
A fine-quality long-stapled cotton grown on islands off the southern US.
Example sentences
  • Cotton production for this niche remained concentrated along the South Carolina and Georgia coast, where sea-island cotton, a long-staple transplant from South America was grown.
  • He is also able to get Sea Island cotton for shirts, although it is very expensive.
  • ‘Most of the companies that use Sea Island cotton today actually blend it with lesser cottons to lower the price,’ he says.

For editors and proofreaders

Line breaks: Sea Is¦land cot¦ton

Share this entry

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.