absorbent cotton pressed into pads or layers for use in dressing wounds, filling quilts, etc.
noun 1. (sometimes lowercase) the part of the southern U.S. where cotton is grown, originally Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi, but now often extended to include parts of Texas and California. noun 1. a belt of land in the southeastern US that specializes in the production of cotton
noun 1. .
- Cotton bud
noun 1. a small stick with a cotton-wool tip used for cleaning the ears, applying make-up, etc
- Cotton bush
noun 1. (Austral) any of various downy chenopodiaceous shrubs, esp Kochia aphylla, which is used to feed livestock