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English definition of “cotton”

cotton

noun [U]
 
 
/ˈkɒtən/
CLOTH B1 cloth or thread that is produced from the cotton plant: a cotton shirt/dressTextiles made from natural fibres
PLANT a plant that produces a soft, white substance used for making thread and clothGroups of crop plants and economic plantsCommon plants
FOR CLEANING US (UK cotton wool) a soft mass of cotton, usually used for cleaning your skin Toiletry and perfumesMedical dressings, supports and devices
(Definition of cotton from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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