Definition of Cottony

1. Adjective. Resembling cotton; as soft as cotton.

Similar to: Soft
Derivative terms: Cotton



Definition of Cottony

1. a. Covered with hairs or pubescence, like cotton; downy; nappy; woolly.

Definition of Cottony

1. Adjective. Having some characteristics of cotton; soft and fluffy ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Cottony

1. resembling cotton (a soft, fibrous material) [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Cottony

cottonseed cake
cottonseed meal
cottonseed oil
cottonseeds
cottontail
cottontail rabbit
cottontails
cottontop
cottontop tamarin
cottontops
cottonweed
cottonweeds
cottonwick
cottonwood
cottonwoods
cottony (current term)
cottown
cottowns
cottrel
cottrels
cotts
cottuses
cotunneling
cotunnelling
cotunnite
coturnix
coturnixes
cotutor
cotwal
cotwals

Literary usage of Cottony

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1. The Canadian Entomologist by Entomological Society of Canada (1951- ), Entomological Society of Ontario (1901)
"The first account of the Maple cottony Phenacoccus appeared in the " North American Entomologist," April. 1880, by Miss Emily A. Smith. ..."

2. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Commission of Horticulture (1888)
"AT HATCH: The cottony cushion scale is a matter of serious importance to us. There is one thing sure, eternal vigilance is the price of good fruit in ..."

3. Biennial Report by California Dept. of Agriculture, California State Board of Horticulture (1882)
"This mass of cottony fiber is filled with a great amount of granular matter, for the purpose, it may be, of affording sustenance to the young insects within ..."

4. The Minnesota Horticulturist by Minnesota State Horticultural Society (1898)
"The cottony Maple-scale (Pulvinaria innumerabilis, RATH) During the first half of the summer many trees, but most frequently the box elders and maples, ..."

5. Field, Forest, and Garden Botany, a Simple Introduction to the Common Plants by Asa Gray (1880)
"(Latin name, from the cottony hairs.) P. Germánica, GERMAN C. or ... crowded with the lanceolate erect and entire cottony leaves. ..."

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