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1. Of or resembling cotton; fluffy.
2. Covered with fibers resembling cotton; nappy.
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(ˈkɒt n i)

1. of or like cotton; soft.
2. covered with a down or nap resembling cotton.
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Adj.1.cottony - resembling cotton; as soft as cotton
soft - yielding readily to pressure or weight
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With the Johnsons I am afraid I lost many opportunities; the tone was gray and cottony, I might almost say woolly.
He said that till the Afghan refugees are not returned home and the Afghan youth are not provided with training opportunity in controlled centers inside the cottony insecurity issue won't be solved.
Cottages covered with flowers of different colours, sparkling white streams, greenery in different shades, the azure sky with white cottony clouds .
The pest appears as cottony masses on the leaves, stems and fruits.The insect is not a new pest in the country, but the intense attack on crops is blamed on the lengthy dry spell in parts of the country, with the warm weather providing a conducive environment for their fast multiplication.
Hence, Whisper Cottony Pink offers dermacare lotion that is unexpectedly good for your skin because it is not only our face that needs skincare right?
It was as different from the usual sushi bar seaweed salad as cottony, out-of-season peaches are from juicy, ripe ones from the farmers' market: a wan substitute for what should be delectable.
The cottony cushion scale, Icerya purchasi Maskell (Hemiptera: Monophlebidae), is a large, polyphagous insect that primarily infests citrus (Citrus spp.) (Rutaceae) and pittosporum (Pittosporum tobira [Thunb]) (Pittosporaceae) in Florida (Caltagirone & Doutt 1989; Thorarinsson 1990).
But they can also be velvety or cottony or furry," said Sliman Bensmaia, PhD, associate professor of organismal biology and anatomy at UChicago and senior author of the study.
Beating the egg whites and yolks separately and then folding them together as some recipes instruct resulted in a cottony cake; we found that beating the eggs with sugar to a foam and then folding them into melted chocolate delivered cakes with the rich, moist texture we wanted.
One day, your babies will be reaching their delicate hyphae through a seemingly sterile substrate; the next they'll be hampered by green patches of Trichoderma and cottony tufts of cobweb mold.
K-25 Smart Bath Towels 2.0 are marshmallow cottony soft bath towels that soak water as a super sponge waffle, and they are a highly recommended choice for every occasion.
At the heart of the fragrance is a light cottony scent punctuated by fruity notes.