Definitions for "Cotton gin"
Keywords:  whitney, eli, slavery, lint, sticky
Invented by Eli Whitney in 1793, the machine separated cotton seed from cotton fiber, speeding cotton processing and making profitable the cultivation of the more hardy, but difficult to clean, short-staple cotton; led directly to the dramatic nineteenth-century expansion of slavery in the South.
a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers
a place that removes the cotton seed from the cotton lint