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Definition 1: fabric woven from cotton fibers - [noun denoting artifact]

(cotton is a kind of ...) artifact made by weaving or felting or knitting or crocheting natural or synthetic fibers

"the fabric in the curtains was light and semitransparent" "woven cloth originated in Mesopotamia around 5000 BC" "she measured off enough material for a dress"

(... is a kind of cotton ) (medicine) bleached cotton cloth of plain weave used for bandages and dressings

(cotton is made of the substance ...) soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state

Definition 2: thread made of cotton fibers - [noun denoting artifact]

(cotton is a kind of ...) a fine cord of twisted fibers (of cotton or silk or wool or nylon etc.) used in sewing and weaving

(... is a kind of cotton ) a strong tightly twisted cotton thread (usually made of long-staple cotton)

Definition 3: erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for cotton in the sense of this definition

(cotton is a kind of ...) a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

(... is a kind of cotton ) shrub of southern Arizona and Mexico

(... is a kind of cotton ) fine somewhat brownish long-staple cotton grown in Egypt; believed to be derived from sea island cotton or by hybridization with Peruvian cotton

(... is a kind of cotton ) cotton with long rough hairy fibers

(... is a kind of cotton ) native tropical American plant now cultivated in the United States yielding short-staple cotton

(... is a kind of cotton ) Old World annual having heart-shaped leaves and large seeds with short greyish lint removed with difficulty; considered an ancestor of modern short-staple cottons

(... is a kind of cotton ) small bushy tree grown on islands of the Caribbean and off the Atlantic coast of the southern United States; yields cotton with unusually long silky fibers

(... is a kind of cotton ) East Indian shrub cultivated especially for ornament for its pale yellow to deep purple blossoms

(cotton is a part of ...) seed of cotton plants; source of cottonseed oil

(... is a member of cotton) herbs and shrubs and small trees: cotton

Definition 4: soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state - [noun denoting substance]

Synonyms for cotton in the sense of this definition

(cotton is a kind of ...) fiber derived from plants

(... is a kind of cotton ) cotton made absorbent by removal of the natural wax

(... is a kind of cotton ) cotton with relatively long fibers

(... is a kind of cotton ) cotton with relatively short fibers

(... is made of the substance cotton) fabric woven from cotton fibers

(... is made of the substance cotton) artifact consisting of soft or resilient material used to fill or give shape or protect or add comfort

Definition 5: take a liking to - [verb of emotion]

Samples where cotton or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • cotton to something

(cotton is a kind of ...) find enjoyable or agreeable

"I like jogging" "She likes to read Russian novels"

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