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Definition 1: any of several North American trees of the genus Populus having a tuft of cottony hairs on the seed - [noun denoting plant]

(cottonwood is a kind of ...) any of numerous trees of north temperate regions having light soft wood and flowers borne in catkins

(... is a kind of cottonwood ) a common poplar of eastern and central United States; cultivated in United States for its rapid growth and luxuriant foliage and in Europe for timber

(... is a kind of cottonwood ) cottonwood of western North America with dark green leaves shining above and rusty or silvery beneath

(... is a kind of cottonwood ) North American poplar with large rounded scalloped leaves and brownish bark and wood

Definition 2: American basswood of the Allegheny region - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for cottonwood in the sense of this definition

(cottonwood is a kind of ...) any of various deciduous trees of the genus Tilia with heart-shaped leaves and drooping cymose clusters of yellowish often fragrant flowers; several yield valuable timber

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