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cotton meaning

EN[ˈkɑt.n̩]
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WCotton
  • Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, The fiber is most often spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile.
cotton
cotton
  • NounPLcottonsSUF-ton
    1. A plant that encases its seed in a thin fiber that is harvested and used as a fabric or cloth.
      1. Gossypium, a genus of plant used as a source of cotton fiber.
        1. (textiles) The textile made from the fiber harvested from the cotton plant.
          1. NC An item of clothing made from cotton.
          2. VerbSGcottonsPRcottoningPT, PPcottoned
            1. To get on with someone or something; to have a good relationship with someone.
              1. I want to tell you the Dukes, both mother and son, are cottoning to her fast enough
          3. Adjective
            1. Made of cotton.
              1. Now that she had rested and had fed from the luncheon tray Mrs. Broome had just removed, she had reverted to her normal gaiety.  She looked cool in a grey tailored cotton dress with a terracotta scarf and shoes and her hair a black silk helmet.
          4. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • He tried sneaking it past them, but they didn't cotton to his attempts.
              • Spielvogel said wet cleaning also has limitations; while it is fine for cottons and fabrics worn in warm climates, he said, it can damage heavy wools or structured clothes like suit jackets.
              • Spatial patterns of Verticillium dahliae microsclerotia were characterized in commercial cotton fields through quadrat and point sampling in 1994 and 2013, respectively.
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Cotton socklets at Bloomingdale’s; Ralph Lauren Prospect chinos.

          Meaning of cotton for the defined word.

          Grammatically, this word "cotton" is an adjective, more specifically, an uncomparable adjective. It's also a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum. It's also a verb.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Uncomparable adjectives
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                  • Singularia tantum
                    • Uncountable nouns
                  • Verbs
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