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noun cotton pronunciation in British English /ˈkɒt(ə)n/
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singularcotton
pluralcottons
  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. 2
    [uncountable] a plant grown in warm regions that has white fibres used for making cotton cloth
    fields of cotton
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  3. 3
    [uncountable] British thread used for sewing
    Get a needle and cotton and sew that button on.
  4. 4
    [uncountable] American cotton wool

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