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cottonwood:

see willowwillow,
common name for some members of the Salicaceae, a family of deciduous trees and shrubs of worldwide distribution, especially abundant from north temperate to arctic areas.
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cottonwood

cottonwood

Tall tree, to 150 ft. Name derived from seeds having cottony parachutes. Bark contains salicylin- the same natural aspirin found in willow trees. Inner bark tea used for overall health and well-being.
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cottonwood

[′kät·ən‚wu̇d]
(botany)
Any of several poplar trees (Populus) having hairy, encapsulated fruit.
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Mine was by a spot known as the "Duck Blind", a lovely clear water slough off the Loup River in a stand of mixed conifers and cotton-woods. The following morning well before daylight and while carefully placing my decoys I heard a turkey's agitated clucks, but turkeys, for all their alleged cunning soon forget about disturbances in the dark.