- Gossypium, a genus of plant used as a source of cotton fiber.
- Any plant that encases its seed in a thin fiber that is harvested and used as a fabric or cloth.
- Any fiber similar in appearance and use to Gossypium fiber.
- (textiles) The textile made from the fiber harvested from a cotton plant, especially Gossypium.
- (countable) An item of clothing made from cotton.
- French: cotonnade
- German: Baumwolle
- Italian: (di) cotone
- Portuguese: algodão
- Russian: хло́пок
- Spanish: algodón
cotton (not comparable)
- Made of cotton.
- German: baumwollen (rare), Baumwoll-, aus Baumwolle
- Italian: di cotone
- Portuguese: de algodão
- Russian: хло́пковый
- Spanish: de algodón
cotton (cottons, present participle cottoning; past and past participle cottoned)
- (transitive) To provide with cotton.
- To supply with a cotton wick.
- To fill with a wad of cotton.
- (horticulture) To wrap with a protective layer of cotton fabric.
- To cover walls with fabric.
- (tar and cotton) To cover with cotton bolls over a layer of tar (analogous to tar and feather )
- To make or become cotton-like
- To protect from harsh stimuli, coddle, or muffle.
- To rub or burnish with cotton.
cotton (cottons, present participle cottoning; past and past participle cottoned)Translations
- Portuguese: dar-se bem
- Spanish: llevarse bien
- The name of several settlements around the world