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cottonwoodcot‧ton‧wood /ˈkɒtnwʊd $ ˈkɑː-/ noun [countable, uncountable]  HBPa North American tree with seeds that look like white cotton
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cottonwoodOn the other side, a grove of big cottonwood trees grew far apart, in what botanists call a gallery forest.The Chemehuevi lived in a curve-topped dwelling framed by cottonwood and covered with bark.We made camp in a grove of cottonwood trees, about the only available protection from the sun.Beyond the glade was a grassy field with a stand of cottonwood trees beside a stream.
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