Meaning of COTTON in English
(~s, ~ing, ~ed)
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 ~ shirt.
N-MASS: oft N n
Cotton is a plant which is grown in warm countries and which produces soft fibres used in making ~ cloth.
...a large ~ plantation in Tennessee.
Cotton is thread that is used for sewing, especially thread that is made from ~. (mainly BRIT; in AM, use thread )
There’s a needle and ~ there.
Cotton or absorbent ~ is a soft mass of ~, used especially for applying liquids or creams to your skin. (AM; in BRIT, use ~ wool )
Collins COBUILD. Толковый словарь английского языка для изучающих язык Коллинз COBUILD (международная база данных языков Бирмингемского университета) . 2012