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cotton

cot·ton

cotton

 
 
pronunciation:
ka tn
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a plant that makes soft, white fibers. These fibers are used to make thread or cloth.
definition 2: the soft, white fiber of this plant.
The cotton was spun and dyed in a factory.
definition 3: thread or cloth made from cotton fibers.
I wore a cotton shirt and wool trousers.
definition 4: a British word for thread, often on a spool, used for sewing.
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