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Verb
/ˈkätn/,
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cottons, plural;
  1. Begin to understand
    • - he cottoned on to what I was trying to say
  2. Have a liking for
    • - his rivals didn't cotton to all the attention he was getting
Noun
  1. A soft white fibrous substance that surrounds the seeds of a tropical and subtropical plant and is used as textile fiber and thread for sewing
    • - a cargo of cotton and wheat
    • - a white cotton blouse
    • - an Indian hammock woven in colored cottons
  2. A thread of this fiber

  3. Absorbent cotton

  4. The plant that is commercially grown for this product. Oil and a protein-rich flour are also obtained from the seeds


  1. soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state
  2. take a liking to; "cotton to something"
  3. fabric woven from cotton fibers
  4. erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers
  5. (cottony) resembling cotton; as soft as cotton
  6. Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll around the seeds of the cotton plant (plants of the genus Gossypium). The plant is a shrub native to tropical and subtropical regions around the world, including the Americas,Africa , India and Pakistan. ...
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  8. The Cotton Motorcycle Company, was a British motorcycle manufacturer of 11a Bristol Road, Gloucester, and was founded by Frank Willoughby Cotton in 1918. F.W. presided over the company until his retirement in 1953. The company was reconstituted as E. Cotton (Motorcycles) Ltd, and traded till 1980.
  9. A plant that encases its seed in a thin fiber that is harvested and used as a fabric or cloth; A type of plant used as a source of cotton fiber; The textile made from the fiber harvested from the cotton plant; An item of clothing made from cotton; To get on with someone or something; to have a ...
  10. (cottons) (v): suits, goes well. NFS. Cf. Lyly Campaspe; (anon.) Ironside; Troublesome Raigne.
  11. (Cottony) Having a loose and coarse texture. Referred to a growth pattern of some fungi species or strains.
  12. (COTTONY) A very fine, soft textured fur or wool which lacks guard hair.
  13. A unicellular, natural fiber that grows in the seed pod of the cotton plant. Fibers are typically 1/2 inch to 2 inches long. The longest staple fibers, longer than 1-1/2 inch, including the Pima and Egyptian varieties, produce the highest quality cotton fabrics.
  14. source of fibre for papermaking, usually in the form of linters or rags. The fibres are strong and flexible and suited to the production of fine papers.
  15. To dream of young growing cotton-fields, denotes great business and prosperous times. To see cotton ready for gathering, denotes wealth and abundance for farmers. For manufacturers to dream of cotton, means that they will be benefited by the advancement of this article. ...
  16. This well-known natural fiber can be woven into a wide variety of fabrics. Some of the many fabrics woven from cotton are broadcloth, oxford, chino cloth, denim, corduroy, chambray, terrycloth and seersucker.
  17. Made from the soft fibers that grow around the seeds of the cotton plant. The fibers are spun into yarns to create a comfortable, breathable, machine washable fabrics that are the most widely used natural-fiber materials in the world.
  18. Thread-like impurity in opal resembling cotton.
  19. Cotton is a natural fiber of great durability and strength. The soft and durable cotton fibers are formed within a boll or seedpod. Each fiber is made up of twenty to thirty layers of cellulose coiled in a neat series of natural springs. ...
  20. Cotton, genus Gossypium, one of the world’s most important crops, produces white fibrous bolls that are manufactured into a highly versatile textile. The plant has white flowers, which turn purple about two days after blooming, and large, divided leaves. ...
  21. Soft vegetable fiber obtained from the seedpod of the cotton plant.
  22. can refer to members of the genus Gossypium of flowering plants or to the fiber produced from some species of these plants.
  23. Yarn. - Cotton yarn is bleached in the form of cops, hanks or warps. In principle the processes employed are the same in each case, but the machinery necessarily differs. Most yarn is bleached in the hank, and it will suffice to give an account of this process only. ...
  24. the traditional choice for nappies, and still very popular today.  It washes and dries well and is very durable. Many nappies are available in organic cotton, which is better for the environment, the farmers and gives a softer fabric.
  25. This term covers raw cotton as well as the textile.