Definition of Sea Island cotton in English:

Sea Island cotton


  • A fine-quality long-staple cotton grown on islands off the southern US.

    • ‘He is also able to get Sea Island cotton for shirts, although it is very expensive.’
    • ‘‘Most of the companies that use Sea Island cotton today actually blend it with lesser cottons to lower the price,’ he says.’
    • ‘Cotton production for this niche remained concentrated along the South Carolina and Georgia coast, where sea-island cotton, a long-staple transplant from South America was grown.’