cot·ton·seed (kotґən-sēd) the seeds of cultivated species of Gossypium, which are sources of cottonseed oil. They are commonly made into cakes and fed to livestock, but they must first be processed to remove the toxin gossypol, which could cause gossypol poisoning.

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  • cottonseed — [kät′ nsēd΄] n. the seed of the cotton plant, from which an oil (cottonseed oil) is pressed for use in margarine, cooking oil, soap, etc …   English World dictionary

  • cottonseed — /kot n seed /, n., pl. cottonseeds, (esp. collectively) cottonseed. the seed of the cotton plant, yielding an oil. [1785 95; COTTON + SEED] * * * ▪ seed       seed of the cotton plant, important commercially for its oil and other products.… …   Universalium

  • cottonseed — noun seed of cotton plants; source of cottonseed oil • Hypernyms: ↑oilseed, ↑oil rich seed • Part Holonyms: ↑cotton, ↑cotton plant • Substance Meronyms: ↑cottonseed oil …   Useful english dictionary

  • cottonseed — cotton seed cotton seed, or, usually collectively, cottonseed cot ton*seed , n. The seed of the cotton plant. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • cottonseed — /ˈkɒtnsid/ (say kotnseed) noun (plural cottonseeds, cottonseed) the seed of the cotton plant, yielding an oil …   Australian English dictionary

  • cottonseed — išlukštentos vilnamedžių sėklos statusas Aprobuotas sritis pašarai apibrėžtis Vilnamedžio (Gossypium) genties augalų sėklos, nuo kurių atskirti jas dengiantys plaušai. atitikmenys: angl. cotton seed; cottonseed vok. Baumwollsaat pranc. graines de …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cottonseed — noun Date: 1774 the seed of the cotton plant …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cottonseed — noun The seed of the cotton plant …   Wiktionary

  • cottonseed — n. seed of the cotton plant …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cottonseed — cot•ton•seed [[t]ˈkɒt nˌsid[/t]] n. pl. seeds, (esp. collectively) seed. pln the seed of the cotton plant, yielding an oil • Etymology: 1785–95 …   From formal English to slang

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