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Cotton vs. Silk

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Main Difference

The main difference between Cotton and Silk is that the Cotton is a plant fiber from the genus Gossypium and fine, lustrous, natural fiber produced by the larvae of various silk moths, especially the species Bombyx mori.

Wikipedia
  • Cotton (noun)

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

  • Cotton (noun)

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

  • Cotton (noun)

    The textile made from the fiber harvested from the cotton plant.

  • Cotton (noun)

    An item of clothing made from cotton.

  • Cotton (adjective)

    Made of cotton.

  • Cotton (verb)

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

  • Silk (noun)

    A fine fiber excreted by the silkworm or other arthropod (such as a spider).

    "The silk thread was barely visible."

  • Silk (noun)

    A fine, soft cloth woven from silk fibers.

  • Silk (noun)

    Anything which resembles silk, such as the filiform styles of the female flower of maize.

  • Silk (noun)

    The gown worn by a Senior (i.e. Queen's/King's) Counsel.

  • Silk (noun)

    A Senior (i.e. Queen's/King's) Counsel.

  • Silk (noun)

    A pair of long silk sheets suspended in the air on which a performer performs tricks.

  • Silk (noun)

    The garments worn by a jockey displaying the colors of the horse's owner.

  • Silk (verb)

    To remove the silk from (corn).

Wiktionary
  • Cotton (noun)

    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.

  • Cotton (noun)

    The cotton plant. See Cotten plant, below.

  • Cotton (noun)

    Cloth made of cotton.

  • Cotton (verb)

    To rise with a regular nap, as cloth does.

  • Cotton (verb)

    To go on prosperously; to succeed.

  • Cotton (verb)

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

  • Cotton (verb)

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

  • Silk (noun)

    The fine, soft thread produced by various species of caterpillars in forming the cocoons within which the worm is inclosed during the pupa state, especially that produced by the larvæ of Bombyx mori.

  • Silk (noun)

    Hence, thread spun, or cloth woven, from the above-named material.

  • Silk (noun)

    That which resembles silk, as the filiform styles of the female flower of maize.

Webster Dictionary
  • Cotton (noun)

    silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state

  • Cotton (noun)

    fabric woven from cotton fibers

  • Cotton (noun)

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

  • Cotton (noun)

    thread made of cotton fibers

  • Cotton (verb)

    take a liking to;

    "cotton to something"

  • Silk (noun)

    a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae

  • Silk (noun)

    fibers from silkworm cocoons provide threads for knitting

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