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Noun: cotton  kó-t(u)n
  1. Soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state
    - cotton fiber [US], cotton wool [Brit, Cdn], cotton fibre [Brit, Cdn], absorbent cotton [N. Amer]
  2. Fabric woven from cotton fibers
  3. Erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers
    - cotton plant
  4. Thread made of cotton fibers
Verb: cotton  kó-t(u)n
Usage: N. Amer, informal
  1. Take a liking to
    "cotton to something"

Derived forms: cottoned, cottons, cottoning

Type of: bush, cloth, fabric, like, material, plant fiber [US], plant fibre [Brit, Cdn], shrub, textile, thread, yarn

Part of: cushioning, genus Gossypium, Gossypium, padding

Encyclopedia: Cotton, Peter