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The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
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1,566 words
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Fibre made from the long, soft hairs (lint) surrounding the seeds of the cotton plant (Gossypium). Indigenous to

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William G. Moseley

The Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World

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2008
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History, Contemporary History (post 1945)
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Cotton is a fiber obtained from the plant Gossypium spp. There is archaeological evidence suggesting that the cotton plant was independently domesticated in both India and Mexico. Cotton ... More
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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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2003
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History, Local and Family History
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168 words

Raw cotton originally came to Britain from the Levant into London, then during the second quarter of the 17th century

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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27 words

Annual shrub native to subtropical regions. Most cotton is grown for the fibres that envelop the seeds and are made

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Stephanie Mary Dalley

The Oxford Classical Dictionary (4 ed.)

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2012
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Classical studies, History
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173 words

is first attested from excavations in the Indus valley for the early second millennium bc; cotton plants were imported into ...

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The Oxford Dictionary of the Middle Ages

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2010
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History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
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250 words

In the wake of the Islamic conquests, cotton weaving and the cultivation of the cotton plant (Gossypium herbaceum)

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The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

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2008
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Art & Architecture
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1,884 words

Fibre made from the long, soft hairs (lint) surrounding the seeds of the cotton plant (Gossypium). In the

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David G. Surdam

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History

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2005
Subject:
Social sciences, Economics
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1,981 words
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the seed-hair fiber from a variety of plants of the genus Gossypium. The plant produces seedpods, known as cotton bolls. Seed hairs, or fibers, grow from the skin of the seedpod, which ... More

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