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
noun 1. a mass of compressed cottonseed after the oil has been extracted: used chiefly to feed cattle. noun 1. cottonseed meal compressed into nuts or cubes of various sizes for feeding to animals
noun 1. a fluffy, sweet confection whipped from spun sugar and gathered or wound around a stick or cone-shaped paper core. noun 1. (US & Canadian) a very light fluffy confection made from coloured spun sugar, usually held on a stick Also called (in Britain and certain other countries) candyfloss Austral name fairyfloss
- Cotton-fiber embolism
cotton-fiber embolism cot·ton-fi·ber embolism (kŏt’n-fī’bər) n. An obstruction, often in small pulmonary arteries, produced by cotton fibers derived from sterile gauze used in intravenous medication or transfusion.