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      n  
1    any of various herbaceous plants and shrubs of the malvaceous genus Gossypium, such as sea-island cotton, cultivated in warm climates for the fibre surrounding the seeds and the oil within the seeds  
2    the soft white downy fibre of these plants: used to manufacture textiles  
3    cotton plants collectively, as a cultivated crop  
4   
a    a cloth or thread made from cotton fibres  
b    (as modifier)  
a cotton dress     
5    any substance, such as kapok (silk cotton), resembling cotton but obtained from other plants,   (See also)        cotton on       cotton to  
     (C14: from Old French coton, from Arabic dialect qutun, from Arabic qutn)  
  cottony      adj  


absorbent cotton  
      n      a U.S. term for       cotton wool       1  
bog cotton  
      n      another name for       cotton grass  
Cotton  
      n   Henry. 1907--87, British golfer: three times winner of the British Open  
cotton belt  
      n   a belt of land in the southeastern U.S. that specializes in the production of cotton  
cotton bush  
      n     (Austral)   any of various downy chenopodiaceous shrubs, esp. Kochia aphylla, which is used to feed livestock  
cotton cake  
      n   cottonseed meal compressed into nuts or cubes of various sizes for feeding to animals  
cotton candy  
      n      the U.S. and Canadian name for       candyfloss  
cotton flannel  
      n   a plain-weave or twill-weave fabric with nap on one side only,   (Also called)    Canton flannel  
cotton grass  
      n   any of various N temperate and arctic grasslike bog plants of the cyperaceous genus Eriophorum, whose clusters of long silky hairs resemble cotton tufts,   (Also called)    bog cotton  
cotton on  
      vb   intr, adv; often foll by: to  
Informal  
1    to perceive the meaning (of)  
2    to make use (of)  
cotton picker  
      n  
1    a machine for harvesting cotton fibre  
2    a person who picks ripe cotton fibre from the plants  
cotton-picking  
      adj     (U.S. and Canadian)  
slang   (intensifier qualifying something undesirable)  
you cotton-picking layabout!     
cotton sedge  
      n     (Canadian)      another name for       cotton grass  
cotton stainer  
      n   any of various heteropterous insects of the genus Dysdercus: serious pests of cotton, piercing and staining the cotton bolls: family Pyrrhocoridae  
cotton to  
      vb   intr, prep     (U.S. and Canadian)  
informal  
1    to become friendly with  
2    to approve of  
cotton waste  
      n   refuse cotton yarn, esp. when used as a cleaning material  
cotton wool  
      n  
1      (Also called)    purified cotton     (Chiefly Brit)   bleached and sterilized cotton from which the gross impurities, such as the seeds and waxy matter, have been removed: used for surgical dressings, tampons, etc.,   (Usual U.S. term)    absorbent cotton  
2    cotton in the natural state  
3      (Brit)  
informal  
a    a state of pampered comfort and protection  
b    (as modifier)  
a cotton-wool existence     
sea-island cotton  
      n  
1    a cotton plant, Gossypium barbadense, of the Sea Islands, widely cultivated for its fine long fibres  
2    the fibre of this plant or the material woven from it  
silk cotton  
      n      another name for       kapok  
silk-cotton tree  
      n   any of several tropical bombacaceous trees of the genus Ceiba, esp. Ceiba pentandra, having seeds covered with silky hairs from which kapok is obtained,   (Also called)    kapok tree  
upland cotton  
      n  
1    a tropical American cotton plant, Gossypium hirsutum, widely cultivated for its fibre  
2    the fibre of this plant, or the fabric woven from it  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
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n.
a heavy cotton fabric of plain weave; used for clothing or tents
also known as "cotton duck" or "duck canvas"
n.
blend of 'British' (or Britain) and 'exit', term (initially) designating the potential departure of the United Kingdom from the European Union and since approved following a referendum on june 2016
Ex: following the general referendum on june 2016, the "leave" side in favour of Brexit won with 51.9% of the vote against 48.1% for the "remain" side.
n.
blend of 'phone' and 'tablet', a phablet is an oversized mobile device having a screen which is intermediate between that of a typical smartphone and a tablet computer
Ex: Your phablet is a little bulky for my taste but I must admit it offers a better visual experience for Web pages than my smartphone.
n.
blend of "brother" and "romance" used to describe a strong friendship between two males.
n.
blend of "slacker" and "activism". Act of participating to pointless activities as a type of activism.
Signing on-line petitions or wearing bracelets against war are forms of slacktivism
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