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1. cotton-seed_tree

noun. a shrub of salt marshes of eastern and south central North America and West Indies; fruit is surrounded with white plumelike hairy tufts.

Synonyms

  • groundsel tree
  • shrub
  • genus Baccharis
  • groundsel bush
  • Baccharis
  • bush
  • consumption weed

Antonyms

  • superior

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Words that Rhyme with Cotton Wool

  • schull
  • schul
  • ruehl
  • pull
  • kuehl
  • full
  • bull

2. long-wool

adjective. (of sheep) having relatively long wool.

Synonyms

  • long

Antonyms

  • improvident
  • unretentive

3. cotton

noun. ['ˈkɑːtən, ˈkɔtən'] soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state.

Synonyms

  • cotton wool
  • cotton fiber
  • short-staple cotton
  • long-staple cotton
  • plant fibre
  • absorbent cotton
  • plant fiber
  • padding

Antonyms

  • disapprove
  • different
  • unlike
  • unalike

Etymology

  • cotoun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cotun (Anglo-Norman)

4. cotton

noun. ['ˈkɑːtən, ˈkɔtən'] fabric woven from cotton fibers.

Synonyms

  • cotton wool
  • cotton fiber
  • gauze
  • cloth
  • fabric
  • material
  • gauze bandage

Antonyms

  • superior
  • natural object
  • insulator
  • conductor

Etymology

  • cotoun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cotun (Anglo-Norman)

5. cotton

noun. ['ˈkɑːtən, ˈkɔtən'] thread made of cotton fibers.

Synonyms

  • thread
  • lisle thread
  • yarn

Antonyms

  • unbodied
  • immateriality
  • incorporeality
  • insubstantial

Etymology

  • cotoun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cotun (Anglo-Norman)

6. cotton

noun. ['ˈkɑːtən, ˈkɔtən'] erect bushy mallow plant or small tree bearing bolls containing seeds with many long hairy fibers.

Synonyms

  • Egyptian cotton
  • Gossypium herbaceum
  • Gossypium
  • Gossypium thurberi
  • genus Gossypium
  • cotton plant
  • bush
  • Arizona wild cotton
  • sea island cotton
  • tree cotton
  • cottonseed
  • wild cotton
  • upland cotton
  • Peruvian cotton
  • Gossypium hirsutum
  • Gossypium barbadense
  • Gossypium arboreum
  • Levant cotton
  • Gossypium peruvianum

Antonyms

  • insubstantiality
  • unworldly
  • mental
  • stay in place

Etymology

  • cotoun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cotun (Anglo-Norman)

7. cotton

verb. ['ˈkɑːtən, ˈkɔtən'] take a liking to.

Antonyms

  • dissimilitude

Etymology

  • cotoun (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • cotun (Anglo-Norman)

8. wool

noun. ['ˈwʊl'] a fabric made from the hair of sheep.

Synonyms

  • textile
  • woolen
  • cloth
  • woollen
  • fabric
  • material

Antonyms

  • natural object
  • insulator
  • conductor
  • incorporeal

Etymology

  • wolle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wull (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

9. wool

noun. ['ˈwʊl'] outer coat of especially sheep and yaks.

Synonyms

  • pelage
  • fleece

Antonyms

  • superior
  • strong
  • odd-toed ungulate

Etymology

  • wolle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wull (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. wool

noun. ['ˈwʊl'] fiber sheared from animals (such as sheep) and twisted into yarn for weaving.

Synonyms

  • alpaca
  • shoddy
  • animal fiber
  • animal fibre
  • vicuna
  • fleece
  • raw wool
  • cashmere
  • Shetland wool

Antonyms

  • immateriality
  • incorporeality
  • insubstantial
  • immaterial

Etymology

  • wolle (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • wull (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word cotton-wool


1. Noun Phrase
Stuff the cotton wool into the fur material until it is almost full -- don't pack it too tight.

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