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 for Gossypium
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Gossypium \Gos*syp"i*um\, n. [NL., fr. L. gossypion, gossipion.]
     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.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: herbs and shrubs and small trees: cotton [syn: Gossypium,
           genus Gossypium]

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