a machine for separating the fibers of cotton from the seeds.
noun 1. any rushlike plant constituting the genus Eriophorum, of the sedge family, common in swampy places and bearing spikes resembling tufts of cotton. noun 1. any of various N temperate and arctic grasslike bog plants of the cyperaceous genus Eriophorum, whose clusters of long silky hairs resemble cotton tufts Also called bog cotton
noun 1. any of several tupelo trees, especially Nyssa aquatica.
library in the British Museum, named for antiquarian Sir Robert Bruce Cotton (1570-1631). He donated some book to the state and his grandson donated the rest. It was badly damaged in a fire in 1731. The surname represents Old English cotum, plural of cot “cottage.”
- Cotton mather
[math -er, math-] /ˈmæð ər, ˈmæθ-/ noun 1. Cotton, 1663–1728, American clergyman and author. 2. his father, Increase [in-krees] /ˈɪn kris/ (Show IPA), 1639–1723, American clergyman and author.