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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 Silk Cotton

  • mcnaughton
  • macnaughton
  • broughton
  • braughton
  • watton
  • naughton
  • lawton
  • laughton
  • houghton
  • haughton
  • gotten
  • doughten
  • daughton
  • boughten
  • auton

2. watered-silk

noun. silk fabric with a wavy surface pattern.

Synonyms

  • textile
  • material
  • moire
  • fabric

Antonyms

  • insulator
  • conductor
  • incorporeal
  • unbodied

3. silk-lined

adjective. having a silk lining.

Antonyms

  • smooth

4. 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)

5. 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)

6. 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)

7. 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)

8. cotton

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

Antonyms

  • dissimilitude

Etymology

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

9. silk

noun. ['ˈsɪlk'] a fabric made from the fine threads produced by certain insect larvae.

Synonyms

  • textile
  • sarcenet
  • cloth
  • fabric
  • material

Antonyms

  • insulator
  • conductor
  • incorporeal
  • unbodied

Etymology

  • sioloc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

10. silk

noun. ['ˈsɪlk'] animal fibers produced by silkworms and other larvae that spin cocoons and by most spiders.

Synonyms

  • animal fibre

Antonyms

  • incorporeality
  • insubstantial

Etymology

  • sioloc (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

Example sentences of the word silk-cotton


1. Noun Phrase
The showy, red flowers of the Bombax ceiba or red silk cotton tree form a spectacular natural show, usually around February when they bloom continuously for the better part of a month.

2. Noun Phrase
The red silk cotton tree has several common names, including bombax, kapok, red cotton tree and silk cotton.

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