cottony
adjective Date: 1578 resembling cotton in appearance or character: as a. covered with hairs or pubescence b. soft

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  • Cottony — Cot ton*y ( ?), a. 1. Covered with hairs or pubescence, like cotton; downy; nappy; woolly. [1913 Webster] 2. Of or pertaining to cotton; resembling cotton in appearance or character; soft, like cotton. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cottony — [kät′ n ē] adj. 1. of or like cotton; downy; fluffy 2. covered with cottonlike hairs or fibers …   English World dictionary

  • cottony — cotton ► NOUN ▪ a soft white fibrous substance which surrounds the seeds of a tropical and subtropical plant, used to make cloth or thread for sewing. ► VERB informal (cotton on) ▪ begin to understand. DERIVATIVES cottony adjective. ORIGIN Arabic …   English terms dictionary

  • cottony — /kot n ee/, adj. 1. of or like cotton; soft. 2. covered with a down or nap resembling cotton. [1570 80; COTTON + Y1] * * * …   Universalium

  • cottony — adjective Having some characteristics of cotton; soft and fluffy …   Wiktionary

  • cottony — cot·ton·y || kÉ’tnɪ adj. soft, resembling cotton …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cottony — cot·tony …   English syllables

  • cottony — cot•ton•y [[t]ˈkɒt n i[/t]] adj. 1) of or like cotton; soft 2) covered with a down or nap resembling cotton • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • cottony — /ˈkɒtəni/ (say kotuhnee) adjective 1. of or like cotton; soft. 2. covered with a down or nap resembling cotton …   Australian English dictionary

  • cottony — adjective resembling cotton; as soft as cotton • Similar to: ↑soft • Derivationally related forms: ↑cotton …   Useful english dictionary

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