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Definition of Cotton


  1. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the unicellular twisted hairs which grow on the seeds of the cotton plant. Long-staple cotton has a fiber sometimes almost two inches long; short-staple, from two thirds of an inch to an inch and a half.
  2. The cotton plant. See Cotten plant, below.
  3. Cloth made of cotton.
  4. To rise with a regular nap, as cloth does.
  5. To go on prosperously; to succeed.
  6. To unite; to agree; to make friends; -- usually followed by with.
  7. To take a liking to; to stick to one as cotton; -- used with to.
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Cotton Translations

cotton in Danish is bomuld
cotton in Dutch is katoenen weefsel, katoen
cotton in Finnish is puuvilla
cotton in French is coton
cotton in Italian is cotone
cotton in Norwegian is bomull