cotton

Part of speech: noun

The soft, fibrous material appendant to the seeds of a plant ( the cotton- plant); also, the plant itself. See illus. in next column.

Part of speech: noun

Cotton cloth or thread.

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Usage examples "cotton":

  1. " Yonder are the three cotton woods. - "The Reclaimers", 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", 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", Amelia Edith Huddleston Barr.