Ashmouni Cotton

Formerly a very important variety of Egyptian cotton, derived from Sea Island seed; has a yellowish-brown staple over an inch long. Little cultivated, as it is now almost entirely superseded by Mitafifi cotton.

Dictionary of the English textile terms. 2014.

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