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Cotton vs. Linen

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Cottonnoun

A plant that encases its seed in a thin fiber that is harvested and used as a fabric or cloth.

Linennoun

(uncountable) Thread or cloth made from flax fiber.

Cottonnoun

Gossypium, a genus of plant used as a source of cotton fiber.

Linennoun

(countable) Domestic textiles, such as tablecloths, bedding, towels, underclothes, etc., that are made of linen or linen-like fabrics of cotton or other fibers; linens.

‘She put the freshly cleaned linens into the linen closet.’;

Cottonnoun

(textiles) The textile made from the fiber harvested from the cotton plant.

Linennoun

A light beige colour, like that of linen cloth undyed.

Cottonnoun

(countable) An item of clothing made from cotton.

Linenadjective

Made from linen cloth or thread.

Cottonadjective

Made of cotton.

Linenadjective

Having the colour linen, light beige.

Cottonverb

To get on with someone or something; to have a good relationship with someone.

Linenadjective

Made of linen; as, linen cloth; a linen stocking.

Cottonnoun

A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the unicellular twisted hairs which grow on the seeds of the cotton plant. Long-staple cotton has a fiber sometimes almost two inches long; short-staple, from two thirds of an inch to an inch and a half.

Linenadjective

Resembling linen cloth; white; pale.

Cottonnoun

The cotton plant. See Cotten plant, below.

Linennoun

Thread or cloth made of flax or (rarely) of hemp; - used in a general sense to include cambric, shirting, sheeting, towels, tablecloths, etc.; as, bed linens

Cottonnoun

Cloth made of cotton.

Linennoun

Underclothing, esp. the shirt, as being, in former times, chiefly made of linen.

Cottonverb

To rise with a regular nap, as cloth does.

‘It cottons well; it can not choose but bearA pretty nap.’;

Linennoun

a fabric woven with fibers from the flax plant

Cottonverb

To go on prosperously; to succeed.

‘New, Hephestion, does not this matter cotton as I would?’;

Linennoun

a high-quality paper made of linen fibers or with a linen finish

Cottonverb

To unite; to agree; to make friends; - usually followed by with.

‘A quarrel will end in one of you being turned off, in which case it will not be easy to cotton with another.’; ‘Didst see, Frank, how the old goldsmith cottoned in with his beggarly companion?’;

Linennoun

white goods or clothing made with linen cloth

Cottonverb

To take a liking to; to stick to one as cotton; - used with to.

Linennoun

cloth woven from flax

‘a linen suit’; ‘he dealt in Irish linens’;

Cottonnoun

silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state

Linennoun

articles such as sheets or clothes made, or originally made, of linen

‘the linen cupboard’;

Cottonnoun

fabric woven from cotton fibers

Linen

Linen () is a textile made from the fibers of the flax plant. Linen is very strong, absorbent, and dries faster than cotton.

Cottonnoun

erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers

Cottonnoun

thread made of cotton fibers

Cottonverb

take a liking to;

‘cotton to something’;

Cotton

Cotton is a soft, fluffy staple fiber that grows in a boll, or protective case, around the seeds of the cotton plants of the genus Gossypium in the mallow family Malvaceae. The fiber is almost pure cellulose.

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