cotton

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1 cotton /ˈkɑːtn̩/ noun
plural cottons
1 cotton
/ˈkɑːtn̩/
noun
plural cottons
Learner's definition of COTTON
[noncount] : a soft, white material that grows on the seeds of a tall plant and that is used to make cloth
also : the plants on which this material grows
[count, noncount] : cloth that is made of cotton
also : clothing that is made of this cloth
[noncount] chiefly British : yarn that is made of cotton
[noncount] US : cotton wool

— cotton

adjective
2 cotton /ˈkɑːtn̩/ verb
cottons; cottoned; cottoning
2 cotton
/ˈkɑːtn̩/
verb
cottons; cottoned; cottoning
Learner's definition of COTTON

cotton on

[phrasal verb] informal
: to begin to understand something : to catch on
often + to

cotton to

[phrasal verb]
cotton to (someone or something) US, informal
: to begin to like someone or something
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