What does the word cotton mean?

Usage examples for cotton

  1. Mrs. Owen packed the egg carefully with cotton wool in a small box. – Peggy in Her Blue Frock by Eliza Orne White
  2. " That's been a good many years ago, colonel, but I can see him now just as plain as if he stood before me, with his white cotton gloves, white vest, and green coat with brass buttons, standin' behind Mrs. Slocomb's chair. – A Gentleman Vagabond and Some Others by F. Hopkinson Smith
  3. Every time I sees a cotton- mouth I feels like I had just sit down on one. – Hopalong Cassidy's Rustler Round-Up Bar-20 by Clarence Edward Mulford

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