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Noun: absorbent cotton
Usage: N. Amer (elsewhere: cotton wool)
  1. Cotton made absorbent by removal of the natural wax
    - cotton wool [Brit, Cdn]
  2. Soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state
    - cotton, cotton fiber [US], cotton wool [Brit, Cdn], cotton fibre [Brit, Cdn]

Derived forms: absorbent cottons

Type of: absorbent, absorbent material, plant fiber [US], plant fibre [Brit, Cdn]

Part of: cotton, cushioning, padding

Encyclopedia: Absorbent cotton