cotton - definition and synonyms


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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
  2. 2
    [uncountable] a plant grown in warm regions that has white fibres used for making cotton cloth

    fields of cotton

  3. 3
    [uncountable] British thread used for sewing

    Get a needle and cotton and sew that button on.

  4. 4
    [uncountable] American cotton wool