cotton etymology

English word cotton comes from Egyptian Arabic قُطُن, Old French (842-ca. 1400) cotoun ((countable) a piece of cotton. (uncountable) cotton.)

Detailed word origin of cotton

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
قُطُن Egyptian Arabic (arz)
cotoun Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro) (countable) a piece of cotton. (uncountable) cotton.
cotone Old Italian (it-oit)
coton Old French (842-ca. 1400) (fro)
cotun Anglo-Norman (xno)
cotoun Middle English (1100-1500) (enm)
cotton English (eng) (countable) An item of clothing made from cotton.. (textiles) The textile made from the fiber harvested from the cotton plant.. A plant that encases its seed in a thin fiber that is harvested and used as a fabric or cloth.. Gossypium, a genus of plant used as a source of cotton fiber. Made of cotton.