HyperDic: cotton

English > 5 senses of the word cotton:
NOUNsubstancecotton, cotton fiber, cotton woolsoft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state
artifactcottonfabric woven from cotton fibers
plantcotton, cotton planterect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers
artifactcottonthread made of cotton fibers
VERBemotioncottontake a liking to
cotton > pronunciation
Soundskaa'tahn; kao'tahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > cotton: 5 senses > noun 1, substance
MeaningSoft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state.
Synonymscotton fiber, cotton wool
Narrowerabsorbent cottoncotton made absorbent by removal of the natural wax
long-staple cottoncotton with relatively long fibers
short-staple cottoncotton with relatively short fibers
Broaderplant fiber, plant fibreFiber derived from plants
Substance ofcottonFabric woven from cotton fibers
padding, cushioningartifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort
Spanishalgodón, fibra de algodón, gossypium
Catalancotó fluix, cotó
Adjectivescottonyresembling cotton
English > cotton: 5 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningFabric woven from cotton fibers.
Narrowergauze, gauze bandage(medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings
Broaderfabric, cloth, material, textileartifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting / crocheting natural or synthetic fibers
Substancescotton, cotton fiber, cotton woolSoft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state
Spanishalgodón
Catalancotó
English > cotton: 5 senses > noun 3, plant
MeaningErect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers.
Synonymcotton plant
Member ofGossypium, genus Gossypiumherbs and shrubs and small trees
Partscottonseedseed of cotton plants
NarrowerEgyptian cottonfine somewhat brownish long-staple cotton grown in Egypt
Levant cotton, Gossypium herbaceumOld World annual having heart-shaped leaves and large seeds with short greyish lint removed with difficulty
Peruvian cotton, Gossypium peruvianumcotton with long rough hairy fibers
sea island cotton, tree cotton, Gossypium barbadensesmall bushy tree grown on islands of the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of the southern United States
tree cotton, Gossypium arboreumEast Indian shrub cultivated especially for ornament for its pale yellow to deep purple blossoms
upland cotton, Gossypium hirsutumNative tropical American plant now cultivated in the United States yielding short-staple cotton
wild cotton, Arizona wild cotton, Gossypium thurberishrub of southern Arizona and Mexico
Broadershrub, bushA low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
Spanishalgodonero, algodón
Catalancotó, cotoner
English > cotton: 5 senses > noun 4, artifact
Meaningthread made of cotton fibers.
Narrowerlisle, lisle threadA strong tightly twisted cotton thread (usually made of long-staple cotton)
Broaderthread, yarnA fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing / sewing and weaving
Spanishhilo de coser
English > cotton: 5 senses > verb 1, emotion
MeaningTake a liking to.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Example"cotton to something"
BroaderlikeFind enjoyable or agreeable
Spanishaficionarse

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