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Definition of Cotton

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

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 never, with my eyes, saw the mistreatment of any black person. Not once. Where we lived was all farmers. The blacks worked for the farmers. I hoed cotton with them. I'm with the blacks, because we're white trash.
Phil Robertson

Never in a million years would I want to live at Versailles with Marie Antoinette or anybody else. I hate to tell you this but I did not even like visiting Versailles. I found it just too ornate. It was like a complete diet of cotton candy, marzipan, and whipped cream.
Kathryn Lasky

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

I love a modern suit paired with a polo or cotton T-shirt... and then paired with leather sneakers, or cashmere joggers with a tailored blazer and a sleeveless puffer vest to get the ultimate informal and formal combination.
Brunello Cucinelli
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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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