cotton wool

cotton wool


: a mass of cotton that is used especially for cleaning the skin or wounds

Full Definition of COTTON WOOL

:  raw cotton; especially :  cotton batting

First Known Use of COTTON WOOL

14th century


Next Word in the Dictionary: cotton worm
Previous Word in the Dictionary: cottonwood leaf beetle
All Words Near: cotton wool

Seen & Heard

What made you want to look up cotton wool? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).