Meaning of COTTON in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ kɒt(ə)n ]
( cottons, cottoning, cottoned)
Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.
Cotton is a type of cloth made from soft fibres from a particular plant.
...a cotton shirt.
N-MASS : oft N n
Cotton is a plant which is grown in warm countries and which produces soft fibres used in making cotton cloth.
...a large cotton plantation in Tennessee.
Cotton is thread that is used for sewing, especially thread that is made from cotton. ( mainly BRIT; in AM, use thread )
There’s a needle and cotton there.
Cotton or absorbent cotton is a soft mass of cotton, used especially for applying liquids or creams to your skin. ( AM; in BRIT, use cotton wool )
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