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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.

Cotton Quotations

Okra is the closest thing to nylon I've ever eaten. It's like they bred cotton with a green bean. Okra, tastes like snot. The more you cook it, the more it turns into string.
Robin Williams

I would rather drudge out my life on a cotton plantation, till the grave opened to give me rest, than to live with an unprincipled master and a jealous mistress.
Harriet Ann Jacobs

My first real business was bootlegging T-shirts - I was just a dumb kid. You go to a concert and pay $25 for a cotton T-shirt that says 'Rolling Stones,' 'Lollapalooza,' or whatever. On the outside they're 10 or 15 bucks. We were the guys selling them for 10 or 15 bucks.
Kevin Plank

There are few sights more pleasant to the eye than a wide cotton field when it is in bloom. It presents an appearance of purity, like an immaculate expanse of light, new-fallen snow.
Solomon Northup

I am also the product of a place called Paint Creek. Doesn't have a zip code. It's too small to be called a town along the rolling plains of Texas. We grew dryland cotton and wheat, and when I wasn't farming or attending Paint Creek Rural School, I was generally over at Troop 48 working on my Eagle Scout award.
Rick Perry
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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
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