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NOUN (4)

1. soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state;
[syn: cotton, cotton fiber, cotton wool]

2. fabric woven from cotton fibers;

3. erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers;
[syn: cotton, cotton plant]

4. thread made of cotton fibers;


VERB (1)

1. take a liking to;
- Example: "cotton to something"


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cotton \Cot"ton\ (k[o^]t"t'n), n. [F. coton, Sp. algodon the cotton plant and its wool, coton printed cotton, cloth, fr. Ar. qutun, alqutun, cotton wool. Cf. Acton, Hacqueton.] 1. 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. [1913 Webster] 2. The cotton plant. See Cotten plant, below. [1913 Webster] 3. Cloth made of cotton. [1913 Webster] Note: Cotton is used as an adjective before many nouns in a sense which commonly needs no explanation; as, cotton bagging; cotton cloth; cotton goods; cotton industry; cotton mill; cotton spinning; cotton tick. [1913 Webster] Cotton cambric. See Cambric, n., 2. Cotton flannel, the manufactures' name for a heavy cotton fabric, twilled, and with a long plush nap. In England it is called swan's-down cotton, or Canton flannel. Cotton gin, a machine to separate the seeds from cotton, invented by Eli Whitney. Cotton grass (Bot.), a genus of plants (Eriphorum) of the Sedge family, having delicate capillary bristles surrounding the fruit (seedlike achenia), which elongate at maturity and resemble tufts of cotton. Cotton mouse (Zool.), a field mouse (Hesperomys gossypinus), injurious to cotton crops. Cotton plant (Bot.), a plant of the genus Gossypium, of several species, all growing in warm climates, and bearing the cotton of commerce. The common species, originally Asiatic, is Gossypium herbaceum. Cotton press, a building and machinery in which cotton bales are compressed into smaller bulk for shipment; a press for baling cotton. Cotton rose (Bot.), a genus of composite herbs (Filago), covered with a white substance resembling cotton. Cotton scale (Zool.), a species of bark louse (Pulvinaria innumerabilis), which does great damage to the cotton plant. Cotton shrub. Same as Cotton plant. Cotton stainer (Zool.), a species of hemipterous insect (Dysdercus suturellus), which seriously damages growing cotton by staining it; -- called also redbug. Cotton thistle (Bot.), the Scotch thistle. See under Thistle. Cotton velvet, velvet in which the warp and woof are both of cotton, and the pile is of silk; also, velvet made wholly of cotton. Cotton waste, the refuse of cotton mills. Cotton wool, cotton in its raw or woolly state. Cotton worm (Zool.), a lepidopterous insect (Aletia argillacea), which in the larval state does great damage to the cotton plant by eating the leaves. It also feeds on corn, etc., and hence is often called corn worm, and Southern army worm. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cotton \Cot"ton\, v. i. 1. To rise with a regular nap, as cloth does. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] It cottons well; it can not choose but bear A pretty nap. --Family of Love. [1913 Webster] 2. To go on prosperously; to succeed. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] New, Hephestion, does not this matter cotton as I would? --Lyly. [1913 Webster] 3. To unite; to agree; to make friends; -- usually followed by with. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster] A quarrel will end in one of you being turned off, in which case it will not be easy to cotton with another. --Swift. [1913 Webster] Didst see, Frank, how the old goldsmith cottoned in with his beggarly companion? --Sir W. Scott. [1913 Webster] 4. To take a liking to; to stick to one as cotton; -- used with to. [Slang] [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

cotton n 1: soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state [syn: cotton, cotton fiber, cotton wool] 2: fabric woven from cotton fibers 3: erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers [syn: cotton, cotton plant] 4: thread made of cotton fibers v 1: take a liking to; "cotton to something"
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

238 Moby Thesaurus words for "cotton": Ace bandage, Aralac, Avisco, Axminster, Band-Aid, Celanese, Chemstrand, Dacron, Dynel, Georgette, Harris Tweed, Lastex, Leatherette, Manila, Orlon, Qiana, Revolite, Terylene, Ultrasuede, Velon, Vicara, acetate, acetate rayon, adhesive tape, alpaca, angora, application, arras, astrakhan, baize, band, bandage, bandaging, bast, batik, binder, blanketing, brace, broadcloth, broadloom, brocade, bunting, calico, cambric, canvas, carpeting, cashmere, cast, castor, cataplasm, cheesecloth, chiffon, chinchilla, chintz, coating, coir, compress, cord, corduroy, court plaster, crash, cravat, crepe, crepe de chine, cretonne, crinoline, damask, denim, doeskin, dressing, drill, drilling, drugget, duck, duffel, elastic bandage, epithem, felt, flannel, flannelette, flax, fleece, floss, foulard, four-tailed bandage, frieze, fustian, gauze, gingham, gossamer, grenadine, grogram, grosgrain, gunny, haircloth, hemp, herringbone, hessian, homespun, hop sacking, horsehair, huck, huckaback, jersey, jute, kapok, lame, lawn, linen, linoleum, linsey-woolsey, lint, lisle, list, llama hair, loden, longcloth, luster, mackinaw, mackintosh, madras, maline, manta, mantua, marquisette, mat, matting, melton, merino, messaline, mohair, moire, moleskin, mousseline de soie, murrey, muslin, nainsook, nankeen, near-silk, net, netting, nylon, oakum, oil silk, oilcloth, organdy, organza, paisley, panne, panne velvet, pepper-and-salt, percale, pique, plaid, plaster, plaster cast, pledget, plush, polyester, pongee, poplin, poultice, print, quilting, radium, raffia, rayon, rayon casheen, rep, roller, roller bandage, rubber bandage, rugging, russet, sackcloth, sacking, sailcloth, sarcenet, sateen, satin, say, seersucker, serge, shalloon, shantung, sharkskin, sheers, sheeting, shoddy, shot silk, silk, sisal, sling, spandex, splint, sponge, spun rayon, stamin, stammel, stockinette, stuff, stupe, suede, swansdown, tabaret, tabby, taffeta, taffety, tampon, tape, tapestry, tarpaulin, tartan, tent, terry cloth, tick, ticking, tourniquet, triangular bandage, tricotine, tulle, tussah, tussore, tweed, twill, veiling, velours, velure, velvet, velveteen, voile, wash-and-wear fabric, watered fabric, webbing, wool, worsted, yarn, zephyr
U.S. Gazetteer Counties (2000):

Cotton -- U.S. County in Oklahoma Population (2000): 6614 Housing Units (2000): 3085 Land area (2000): 636.638532 sq. miles (1648.886159 sq. km) Water area (2000): 5.305494 sq. miles (13.741165 sq. km) Total area (2000): 641.944026 sq. miles (1662.627324 sq. km) Located within: Oklahoma (OK), FIPS 40 Location: 34.296951 N, 98.356706 W Headwords: Cotton Cotton, OK Cotton County Cotton County, OK