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

Derived forms: cotton wools

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

Part of: cotton, cushioning, padding

Encyclopedia: Cotton wool