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What is "Sea Island Cotton" - Definition & Explanation

A cotton with especially long silky fiber. The very finest and most expensive cotton, in very limited supply, with a fiber length greater than 1 1/2".
An exceptionally fine, long-staple type of cotton grown in the West Indies.

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