Swan's-down cotton
Swan's-down Swan's"-down`, or Swans-down Swans"-down`, n. 1. The down, or fine, soft feathers, of the swan, used on various articles of dress. [1913 Webster]

2. A fine, soft, thick cloth of wool mixed with silk or cotton; a sort of twilled fustian, like moleskin. [1913 Webster]

{Swan's-down cotton}. See {Cotton flannel}, under {Cotton}. [1913 Webster]


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  • swan's-down cotton — Cotton Cot ton (k[o^]t t n), n. [F. coton, Sp. algodon the cotton plant and its wool, coton printed cotton, cloth, fr. Ar. qutun, alqutun, cotton wool. Cf. {Acton}, {Hacqueton}.] 1. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Swan's-down — or Swans down Swans down , n. 1. The down, or fine, soft feathers, of the swan, used on various articles of dress. [1913 Webster] 2. A fine, soft, thick cloth of wool mixed with silk or cotton; a sort of twilled fustian, like moleskin. [1913 Web …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swan's-down — [swänz′doun΄, swônz′doun΄] n. 1. the soft, fine under feathers, or down, of the swan, used for trimming clothes, etc. 2. a soft, thick fabric of wool and silk, rayon, or cotton, used for making baby clothes, etc. 3. a cotton fabric with a satin… …   Universalium

  • swan's-down — [swänz′doun΄, swônz′doun΄] n. 1. the soft, fine under feathers, or down, of the swan, used for trimming clothes, etc. 2. a soft, thick fabric of wool and silk, rayon, or cotton, used for making baby clothes, etc. 3. a cotton fabric with a satin… …   English World dictionary

  • swan's-down — «SWONZ DOWN, SWNZ », noun. 1. the soft down of a swan, used for dress trimmings, powder puffs, and the like. 2. Also, swansdown. a) a fine, thick, soft cloth, usually made from wool, used especially for babies coats and bathrobes. b) = cotton… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Cotton — Cot ton (k[o^]t t n), n. [F. coton, Sp. algodon the cotton plant and its wool, coton printed cotton, cloth, fr. Ar. qutun, alqutun, cotton wool. Cf. {Acton}, {Hacqueton}.] 1. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cotton cambric — Cotton Cot ton (k[o^]t t n), n. [F. coton, Sp. algodon the cotton plant and its wool, coton printed cotton, cloth, fr. Ar. qutun, alqutun, cotton wool. Cf. {Acton}, {Hacqueton}.] 1. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cotton flannel — Cotton Cot ton (k[o^]t t n), n. [F. coton, Sp. algodon the cotton plant and its wool, coton printed cotton, cloth, fr. Ar. qutun, alqutun, cotton wool. Cf. {Acton}, {Hacqueton}.] 1. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cotton gin — Cotton Cot ton (k[o^]t t n), n. [F. coton, Sp. algodon the cotton plant and its wool, coton printed cotton, cloth, fr. Ar. qutun, alqutun, cotton wool. Cf. {Acton}, {Hacqueton}.] 1. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cotton grass — Cotton Cot ton (k[o^]t t n), n. [F. coton, Sp. algodon the cotton plant and its wool, coton printed cotton, cloth, fr. Ar. qutun, alqutun, cotton wool. Cf. {Acton}, {Hacqueton}.] 1. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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