cotton cotton  /ˈkɑ tən/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state
  2. (n) fabric woven from cotton fibers
  3. (n) erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers
  4. (n) thread made of cotton fibers
  5. (v) take a liking to

Usage(s):

  1. The nation's two million cotton growers were shocked.
  2. Washington, which arbitrarily cut cotton acreage 20% only a year ago, abruptly changed its policy.

News

  1. Cotton Planting in India Seen Increasing on Early Monsoon Rains

    Farmers in India, the world’s second-largest cotton grower, may plant more of the crop than estimated after monsoon rains covered the main growing regions early, easing a drought that cut production the previous year.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Bloomberg

  2. Organic Cotton Benefits Highlighted in Latest Mattress Article from Sleep Junkie

    Bed blog SleepJunkie.org discusses five key benefits of organic cotton in reponse to increasing use with latex mattresses as consumer demand for more natural options. (PRWeb June 10, 2013) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/benefits-organic-cotton/with-latex-mattresses/prweb10814731.htm
    on June 11, 2013     Source: PRWeb

  3. Tom Cotton Raises Profile in Washington (AP Analysis)

    Republican U.S. Rep. Tom Cotton is turning into a hero among conservative activists who think he can topple the state's Democratic senator. Democrats are just as eager to take on a candidate they believe they can cast as too extreme.
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Arkansas Business

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Quotes

  1. In 2004, William told the press: "The last thing I want to do is be mollycoddled or wrapped up in cotton wool because if I was to join the Army I'd want to go where my men went and I'd want to do what they did. I would not want to be kept back for...
    on Dec 16, 2006 By: Prince William Source: Independent

  2. "A daddy pulled my best running backs off our team and said they couldn't play anymore because they had to pick cotton," Robinson said. "So I got all the boys on the team, we packed up and went out there to pick the cotton, then went on to...
    on Apr 4, 2007 By: Eddie Robinson Source: Forbes

  3. Diederick Santer, EastEnders executive producer, said: "Nick Cotton is an EastEnders legend. His complex relationship with Dot, his criminal tendencies, and his addiction to heroin, violence, and everything else that's bad have made him one of the...
    on Oct 2, 2008 By: Diederick Santer Source: Times Online

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