cotton gin

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noun

a machine for separating the fibers of cotton from the seeds.

Nearby words

  1. cotton bud,
  2. cotton bush,
  3. cotton cake,
  4. cotton candy,
  5. cotton flannel,
  6. cotton grass,
  7. cotton gum,
  8. cotton mill,
  9. cotton on,
  10. cotton picker

Origin of cotton gin

An Americanism dating back to 1790–1800

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