"the Egyptian cotton sheets"

Cotton plants
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Egyptian cotton is a type of long staple cotton which is grown in Egypt. The cotton tree is a small bush which flowers yellow and produces cotton in fibrous balls on its branches.

Egypt was one of the first world locations in which cotton was grown and produced, although in later years its industry was somewhat overtaken by cotton grown on plantations in America. Today it is still widely used especially in bedding, where it is synonymous with luxury and high quality goods.