Translation of "cotton" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

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cottonnoun [ U ]

uk /ˈkɒt.ən/ us /ˈkɑː.t̬ən/

the threads that grow around the seeds of a tall plant grown especially in the US, China, and South Asia

棉,棉花
a bale of cotton 一大包棉花

B1 thread or cloth made from the fibres of the cotton plant

棉线;棉布
a shirt made of pure cotton 纯棉衬衫
She looked pretty in a simple cotton dress. 她穿着朴素的棉布连衣裙,看上去很漂亮。
UK a reel of cotton (= thread) 一卷棉线

US or Indian English UK cotton wool cotton in the form of a soft mass, usually used for cleaning your skin

(通常用于清洁皮肤的)药棉,脱脂棉
cotton pads

More examples

  • Natural fibres such as cotton tend to be cooler.
  • A sweater knitted in pure cotton hasn't much give .
  • He shivered with cold in his thin cotton shirt.
  • Black slaves used to work on the cotton plantations of the southern United States.
  • The final stage of the production of cotton is when it is spun into thread.

(Translation of “cotton” from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)