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[kot-n-seed] /ˈkɒt nˌsid/
noun, plural cottonseeds (especially collectively) cottonseed.
the seed of the cotton plant, yielding an oil.
Origin of cottonseed
1785-95; cotton + seed Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for cottonseed
  • Common fats include vegetable oils such as soybean, cottonseed, and corn oil.
  • In late winter, side-dress planting with cottonseed meal or chicken manure.
  • cottonseed oil and meal are produced from cottonseed by extracting the seed with a chemical solvent.
  • cottonseed meal and oil are produced from cottonseed by solvent extraction.
  • Glandless cottonseed meal replaces fishmeal in shrimp diet research.
  • The requests would terminate post harvest methyl bromide use in or on alfalfa hay and cottonseed.
  • It is important to note that it has not been determined whether unauthorized cottonseed meal actually entered the feed supply.
  • That's because cottonseed is an important feed source of the nation's dairy herds.
  • The cottonseed meal that is left generally is fed to livestock.
  • Unrefined cottonseed oil is therefore sometimes used as a pesticide.
British Dictionary definitions for cottonseed


noun (pl) -seeds, -seed
the seed of the cotton plant: a source of oil and fodder
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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