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Definitions of cotton

  1. take a liking to; "cotton to something" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. fabric woven from cotton fibers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. thread made of cotton fibers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the unicellular twisted hairs which grow on the seeds of the cotton plant. Long-staple cotton has a fiber sometimes almost two inches long; short-staple, from two thirds of an inch to an inch and a half. Newage Dictionary DB
  7. The cotton plant. See Cotten plant, below. Newage Dictionary DB
  8. Cloth made of cotton. Newage Dictionary DB
  9. To rise with a regular nap, as cloth does. Newage Dictionary DB
  10. To go on prosperously; to succeed. Newage Dictionary DB
  11. To unite; to agree; to make friends; -- usually followed by with. Newage Dictionary DB
  12. To take a liking to; to stick to one as cotton; -- used with to. Newage Dictionary DB
  13. Any of the cultivated varieties of Gossypium, herbs or shrubs of the Malvaceae family that yield fiber for textiles and absorbent dressings, oil from seeds, and various chemicals. The fibers cause BYSSINOSIS if inhaled over a period. GOSSYPOL is a male anti-fertility agent from COTTONSEED OIL. Medical Dictionary DB
  14. A white, soft, downy substance, resembling wool and inclosing the seeds of the cotton-plant; the annual crop of that substance; thread or cloth made of cotton. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  15. Made of cotton. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  16. The white fluffy fibrous covering of the seeds of a plant of the genus Gossypium; used extensively in surgical dressings, and the bark of the root is employed as an emmenagogue; see gossypium. A practical medical dictionary. By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop. Published 1920.
  17. See Gossypium. Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today. By William R. Warner. Published 1898.
  18. A soft substance like fine wool, got from the pods of the cotton-plant: cloth made of cotton. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  19. Fine fibres attached to the seeds of the cotton-plant; the cotton-plant; cloth or thread made of cotton. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  20. The soft, fibrous material appendant to the seeds of a plant (the cotton-plant); also, the plant itself. See illus. in next column. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  21. Cotton cloth or thread. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  22. Made or consisting of cotton. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  23. A soft downy substance resembling fine wool, growing in the capsules of the cotton-plant; cloth made of cotton. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  24. To rise with a nap; to harmonize. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  25. A soft downy substance resembling fine wool, obtained from the pods of a plant grown in warm countries; the cloth made from it; calico. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  26. Made of or pert. to cotton. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  27. Cotton is now both grown and manufactured in various parts of Syria and Palestine; but there is no proof that, till they came in contact with Persia, the Hebrews generally knew of it as a distinct fabric from linen. [LINEN] biblestudytools.com
  28. To unite; to agree; to make friends; usually followed by with. dictgcide_fs
  29. To take a liking to; to stick to one as cotton; used with to. dictgcide_fs
  30. kot'n, n. a soft substance like fine wool, got from the pods of the cotton-plant: cloth made of cotton.--adj. made of cotton.--v.t. to provide with cotton.--v.i. to agree: to be attached to (the connection of the intransitive meanings is unknown).--ns. COTTONADE', a name given to an inferior kind of cotton cloth; COTT'ON-GIN, a machine for separating the seeds from the fibre of cotton; COTT'ON-GRASS, a genus of Cyperaceæ in which the perigone or covering of united bracts, which in this order enclose the ripening ovary, is developed into long, silky, or cottony hairs; COTTONOC'RACY, the cotton planting or the cotton manufacturing interest; COTT'ON-PLANT, one of various plants of the genus Gossypium, natural order Malvaceæ, yielding the textile substance cotton; COTT'ON-PRESS, a press for compressing cotton into bales; COTT'ON-SEED, the seed of the cotton-plant, yielding a valuable oil; COTT'ON-SPIN'NER, one who spins cotton, or employs those who do; COTT'ON-TAIL, the ordinary United States rabbit; COTT'ON-THIS'TLE, a strong thistle covered with a cottony down; COTT'ON-TREE, the American cotton-wood: the Indian Bombax malabaricum; COTT'ON-WEED, cudweed or everlasting; COTT'ON-WOOD, any one of several American species of poplar; COTT'ON-WOOL, cotton in its raw or woolly state.--adj. COTT'ONY, like cotton: soft: downy. [Fr. coton--Ar. qutun.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  31. [Latin] The hair of the seeds of different species of Gossypium, a genus of herbs and shrubs of the Malvaceae; also called Cotton-wool (Lana gossypii). C. deprived of fat and thus rendered capable of absorbing water is Absorbent c. (Gossypium purificatum U. S., B. P. ). C. is used as a protective dressing for burns, scalds, blisters and other lesions of the skin, and as an aseptic and compressive dressing for operation wounds of all kinds. Absorbent c. is also used to soak up discharges, and as a vehicle for the local application of medicinal agents; hence used for tampons and to arm applicators with, and as a substitute for sponges. C. may also be permanently impregnated with various medicinal agents, as salicylic acid (Salicylated c.), boric acid (Borated c.), iodoform (Iodoform c.), and iron or iron and alum (Haemostatic c.). Gun-c., Collodion-c., see Pyroxylin. na
  32. White downy fibrous substance clothing seeds of c.-plant, used for making cloth, thread, &c.; c.-plant; thread spun from c. yarn (also sewing-c.); cloth made of cotton; gun-c.; e.-cake, compressed c. seed as food for cattle; c.-grass, kinds of plant with white silky hairs; c. lord, magnate of c. trade; c. -spinner, workman who spins cotton, owner of c. mill; c. waste, refuse yarn used for cleaning machinery &c.; c.-wool, raw c., esp. as prepared for wadding; c. yarn, c. prepared for weaving into fabrics. Hence cottony a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  33. Agree, harmonize, (together, with each other); c. up, make friendly advances (to or abs.); become attached to. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  34. Hair of seeds of various species of Gossypium. American pocket medical dictionary.
  35. Syn. : gossypium. The hairs of the seed of Gossypium herbaceum and other species of Gossypium, deprived of impurities. Appleton's medical dictionary.
  36. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, growing in the capsules or pods of the cotton-plant; —cloth made of cotton. Cabinet Dictionary
  37. The down of the cotton-tree; a plant. Complete Dictionary
  38. Cloth or stuff made of cotton. Complete Dictionary

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