cotton gin

noun

Definition of cotton gin

  1. :  a machine that separates the seeds, hulls, and foreign material from cotton

First Known Use of cotton gin

1796


COTTON GIN Defined for English Language Learners

cotton gin

noun

Definition of cotton gin for English Language Learners

  • : a machine that separates the seeds of cotton plants from the cotton


COTTON GIN Defined for Kids

cotton gin

noun

Definition of cotton gin for Students

  1. :  a machine for removing seeds from cotton


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