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cotton gin

n.
A machine that separates the seeds, seed hulls, and other small objects from the fibers of cotton.

cot′ton gin`


n.
a machine for separating the fibers of cotton from the seeds.
Also called gin.
[1790–1800, Amer.]
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Noun1.cotton gin - a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fiberscotton gin - a machine that separates the seeds from raw cotton fibers
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