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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 / dress Textiles made from natural fibres
PLANT a plant that produces a soft , white substance used for making thread and cloth Groups 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 noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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