(sometimes lowercase) the part of the southern U.S. where cotton is grown, originally Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi, but now often extended to include parts of Texas and California.
a belt of land in the southeastern US that specializes in the production of cotton
noun 1. .
- Cotton bud
noun 1. a small stick with a cotton-wool tip used for cleaning the ears, applying make-up, etc
- Cotton bush
noun 1. (Austral) any of various downy chenopodiaceous shrubs, esp Kochia aphylla, which is used to feed livestock
noun 1. a mass of compressed cottonseed after the oil has been extracted: used chiefly to feed cattle. noun 1. cottonseed meal compressed into nuts or cubes of various sizes for feeding to animals