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"cotton" in British English

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cottonnoun [U]

uk   /ˈkɒt.ən/  us   /ˈkɑː.t̬ən/
the ​threads that ​grow around the ​seeds of a ​tallplantgrownespecially in the US, ​China, and ​SouthAsia: a ​bale of cottonB1 thread or ​cloth made from the fibres of the cotton ​plant: a ​shirt made of ​pure cotton She ​lookedpretty in a ​simple cotton ​dress.UK a ​reel of cotton (= ​thread) US or Indian English (UK cotton wool) cotton in the ​form of a ​softmass, usually used for ​cleaningyourskin: cotton ​pads

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cottony
adjective uk   us   /-i/
(Definition of cotton from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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cottonnoun [U]

 us   /ˈkɑt·ən/
thread or ​cloth made from the ​fibersurrounding the ​seeds of a ​tallplant, or these ​fibers themselves: a cotton ​shirt/​dress
(Definition of cotton from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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