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noun cotton pronunciation in British English /ˈkɒt(ə)n/
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  1. 1
    [uncountable] cloth made from the white fibres of a plant called a cotton plant
    1. a.
      [only before noun] made from cotton cloth
      a flowered cotton dress
    2. b.
      [countable] a material or piece of clothing made of cotton
      a selection of pretty cottons
  2. 3
    [uncountable] British thread used for sewing
    Get a needle and cotton and sew that button on.


a fashion trend in which people intentionally wear ordinary, inexpensive, widely-available clothing

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a flower or small bunch of flowers worn on the lapel of a jacket on special occasions

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