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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Gossyp’ia.
 
The cotton-plant personified.   1
       
“The nymph Gossypia heads the velvet sod,
And warms with rosy smiles the watery god.”
       
Darwin: Loves of the Plants, canto ii.
 


 Gossip.Got the Mitten. 

 
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