cotton

cotton(
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A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
noun
1. (material)
a. el algodón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
This T-shirt is 100% cotton, so make sure to wash it in cold water.Esta camiseta es 100% algodón, así que asegúrate de lavarla en agua fría.
2. (botany)
a. el algodón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
At harvest time, the entire family worked in the fields collecting cotton.En época de cosecha, la familia entera trabaja en los campos recogiendo el algodón.
3. (thread) (United Kingdom)
a. el hilo
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
I have to wear my reading glasses to pass cotton through the needle.Tengo que ponerme las gafas de cerca para enhebrar el hilo en la aguja.
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cotton
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
Noun
1. (general)
a. el algodón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
b. el cotón
(m) means that a noun is masculine. Spanish nouns have a gender, which is either feminine (like la mujer or la luna) or masculine (like el hombre or el sol).
(M)
Regionalism used in Latin America: all the countries in South America, Central America, and the Caribbean. Does not include Spain.
(Latin America)
a cotton shirtuna camisa de algodón
cotton budbastoncillo (de algodón)
cotton candyalgodón dulce
cotton woolalgodón (hidrófilo)
cotton [ˈkɒtn]
noun
(cloth) algodón (m); (plant, industry etc) algodonero (m); (Britain) (thread) hilo (m) (de algodón); (US)
cotton wool See culture box in entry cotton.
modifier
[+shirt, dress] de algodón
cotton belt (n) (US) (Geog) zona (f) algodonera
cotton bud (n) bastoncillo (m) de algodón
cotton candy (n) (US) algodón (m) (azucarado)
the cotton industry (n) la industria algodonera
cotton mill (n) fábrica (f) de algodón
cotton reel (n) carrete (m) de hilo; bobina (f) de hilo
cotton swab (n) (US)
cotton bud See culture box in entry cotton.
cotton waste (n) borra (f) de algodón
cotton wool (n) (Britain) algodón (m) hidrófilo
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