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Q: what is cotton
A: Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the family of Malvaceae.
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Asked 3/4/2009 8:31:50 AM
Updated 9/20/2014 6:40:37 AM
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Flagged by alfred123 [9/20/2014 6:40:35 AM]
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Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the family of Malvaceae.
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Cotton is one of the oldest fibers under human cultivation, with traces of cotton over 7,000 years old recovered from archaeological sites. Cotton is also one of the most used natural fibers in existence today, with consumers from all classes and nations wearing and using cotton in a variety of applications.
Added 3/4/2009 9:17:38 AM
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