Meaning of COTTON in English

COTTON

(~s, ~ing, ~ed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

1.

Cotton is a type of cloth made from soft fibres from a particular plant.

...a ~ shirt.

N-MASS: oft N n

2.

Cotton is a plant which is grown in warm countries and which produces soft fibres used in making ~ cloth.

...a large ~ plantation in Tennessee.

N-UNCOUNT

3.

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.

N-MASS

4.

Cotton or absorbent ~ is a soft mass of ~, used especially for applying liquids or creams to your skin. (AM; in BRIT, use ~ wool )

N-UNCOUNT

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