cotton meaning

EN[ˈkɑt.n̩] [ˈkɑʔ.n̩] [ˈkɒt.n̩] [-ɒtən]
  • Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective capsule, around the seeds of cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the family of Malvaceae. The fiber is almost pure cellulose.
  • The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas, Africa, and India. The greatest diversity of wild cotton species is found in Mexico, followed by Australia and Africa.
  • The fiber is most often spun into yarn or thread and used to make a soft, breathable textile.
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    Definition of cotton in English Dictionary

  • 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
              • 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.
              • He tried sneaking it past them, but they didn't cotton to his attempts.
              • 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.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Adjectives
              • Uncomparable adjectives
              • Nouns
                • Countable nouns
                  • Singularia tantum
                    • Uncountable nouns
                  • Verbs
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                  Source: Wiktionary

                  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.
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