Translation of "cotton" - English-Mandarin Chinese dictionary

cotton

noun [ U ] uk us /ˈkɒt.ən/ US  /ˈkɑː.t̬ən/

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

棉,棉花
a bale of cotton 一大包棉花

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 for cotton wool

脱脂棉
cottony uk us /ˈkɒt.ən.i/ US  /ˈkɑː.t̬ən-/ adjective

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