cotton wool

Definitions of cotton wool
  1. noun
    soft silky fibers from cotton plants in their raw state
    synonyms: cotton, cotton fiber
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    absorbent cotton
    cotton made absorbent by removal of the natural wax
    long-staple cotton
    cotton with relatively long fibers
    short-staple cotton
    cotton with relatively short fibers
    type of:
    plant fiber, plant fibre
    fiber derived from plants
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