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[kot-n-ee] /ˈkɒt n i/
of or like cotton; soft.
covered with a down or nap resembling cotton.
1570-80; cotton + -y1 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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  • When mature, males crawl into bark crevices and transform in white cottony wax cocoons.
  • The stems of this plant are covered with a white to gray colored, loose, cottony wool.
  • Stems are rigid, winged, and covered with a cottony pubescence.
  • Eggs are also yellowish and laid in a cottony egg sac.
  • Choose squash that are firm and fairly heavy for their size, otherwise they may be dry and cottony inside.
  • In a place where cottony clouds give rides in the absence of magic carpets.
  • Anglers usually notice fish with large red open sores, or skin covered with a white cottony substance which is a fungus.
  • In winter, they begin to release the individual seeds in cottony clusters that become windborne.
  • The insect may be covered with a cottony substance and may also be found on the leaves.
  • Leaves are pinnately lobed, hairy and prickly on the upper side, and cottony underneath.

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