Cotton is defined as a plant, or the soft cloud-like substance that comes from shrubby plants and is used to make thread or cloth.(noun)
An example of cotton is the stuffing inside a teddy bear.
The definition of cotton is made of the soft and fluffy material that comes from some plants.(adjective)
An example of cotton used in an adjective is in the phrase "cotton suit."
See cotton in Webster's New World College Dictionary
Origin: ME cotoun < OFr coton < (? via It cotone) Ar quṭun < ? Egypt
See cotton in American Heritage Dictionary 4
Origin: Middle English cotoun
Origin: , from Old French coton
Origin: , from Old Italian cotone
Origin: , from Arabic quṭn, quṭun; see qṭn in Semitic roots.
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