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Cotton vs. Lint

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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.

Lintnoun

A fine material made by scraping cotton or linen cloth; used for dressing wounds.

Cottonnoun

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

Lintnoun

Clinging fuzzy fluff that clings to fabric or accumulates in one's pockets or navel etc.

Cottonnoun

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

Lintnoun

The fibrous coat of thick hairs covering the seeds of the cotton plant.

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Cottonnoun

(countable) An item of clothing made from cotton.

Lintnoun

Raw cotton ready for baling.

Cottonadjective

Made of cotton.

Lintverb

To perform a static check on (source code) to detect stylistic or programmatic errors.

‘You should lint your JavaScript code before committing it.’;

Cottonverb

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

Lintnoun

Flax.

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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.

Lintnoun

Linen scraped or otherwise made into a soft, downy or fleecy substance for dressing wounds and sores; also, fine ravelings, down, fluff, or loose short fibers from yarn or fabrics.

Cottonnoun

The cotton plant. See Cotten plant, below.

Lintnoun

fine ravellings of cotton or linen fibers

Cottonnoun

Cloth made of cotton.

Lintnoun

cotton or linen fabric with the nap raised on one side; used to dress wounds

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Cottonverb

To rise with a regular nap, as cloth does.

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

Cottonverb

To go on prosperously; to succeed.

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

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?’;

Cottonverb

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

Cottonnoun

silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state

Cottonnoun

fabric woven from cotton fibers

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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