What does the word cotton mean?

Usage examples for cotton

  1. " Yonder are the three cotton woods. – The Reclaimers by Margaret Hill McCarter
  2. It has relieved him of a deal of care; he gets more work for less money; he laughs at his neighbours, who fail to raise as much cotton with double the number of negroes; and he knows that his negroes love instead of fear him. – Our World, or, The Slaveholders Daughter by F. Colburn Adams
  3. John knew that his cotton was nearly gone and that peace appeared to be as far off as ever. – The Measure of a Man by Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr