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 for Cotton velvet
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Velvet \Vel"vet\, n. [OE. velouette, veluet, velwet; cf. OF.
     velluau, LL. velluetum, vellutum, It. velluto, Sp. velludo;
     all fr. (assumed) LL. villutus shaggy, fr L. villus shaggy
     hair; akin to vellus a fleece, and E. wool. See Wool, and
     cf. Villous.]
     [1913 Webster]
     1. A silk fabric, having a short, close nap of erect threads.
        Inferior qualities are made with a silk pile on a cotton
        or linen back, or with other soft fibers such as nylon,
        acetate, or rayon.
        [1913 Webster + PJC]
  
     2. The soft and highly vascular deciduous skin which envelops
        and nourishes the antlers of deer during their rapid
        growth.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Something likened to velvet[1] in being soft or luxurious;
        as, a lawn of velvet.
        [PJC]
  
     Cotton velvet, an imitation of velvet, made of cotton.
  
     Velvet cork, the best kind of cork bark, supple, elastic,
        and not woody or porous.
  
     Velvet+crab+(Zool.),+a+European+crab+({Portunus+puber">Velvet crab (Zool.), a European crab ({Portunus puber).
        When adult the black carapace is covered with a velvety
        pile. Called also lady crab, and velvet fiddler.
  
     Velvet dock (Bot.), the common mullein.
  
     Velvet duck. (Zool.)
        (a) A large European sea duck, or scoter ({Oidemia
            fusca). The adult male is glossy, velvety black, with
            a white speculum on each wing, and a white patch
            behind each eye.
        (b) The American whitewinged scoter. See Scoter.
  
     Velvet flower (Bot.), love-lies-bleeding. See under Love.
        
  
     Velvet+grass+(Bot.),+a+tall+grass+({Holcus+lanatus">Velvet grass (Bot.), a tall grass ({Holcus lanatus) with
        velvety stem and leaves; -- called also soft grass.
  
     Velvet runner (Zool.), the water rail; -- so called from
        its quiet, stealthy manner of running. [Prov. Eng.]
  
     Velvet scoter. (Zool.) Same as Velvet duck, above.
  
     Velvet sponge. (Zool.) See under Sponge.
  
     in velvet having a coating of velvet[2] over the antlers;
        in the annual stage where the antlers are still growing;
        -- of deer.
        [1913 Webster + PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Cotton \Cot"ton\ (k[o^]t"t'n), n. [F. coton, Sp. algodon the
     cotton plant and its wool, coton printed cotton, cloth, fr.
     Ar. qutun, alqutun, cotton wool. Cf. Acton, Hacqueton.]
     1. A soft, downy substance, resembling fine wool, consisting
        of the unicellular twisted hairs which grow on the seeds
        of the cotton plant. Long-staple cotton has a fiber
        sometimes almost two inches long; short-staple, from two
        thirds of an inch to an inch and a half.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The cotton plant. See Cotten plant, below.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     3. Cloth made of cotton.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     Note: Cotton is used as an adjective before many nouns in a
           sense which commonly needs no explanation; as, cotton
           bagging; cotton cloth; cotton goods; cotton industry;
           cotton mill; cotton spinning; cotton tick.
           [1913 Webster]
  
     Cotton cambric. See Cambric, n., 2.
  
     Cotton flannel, the manufactures' name for a heavy cotton
        fabric, twilled, and with a long plush nap. In England it
        is called swan's-down cotton, or Canton flannel.
  
     Cotton gin, a machine to separate the seeds from cotton,
        invented by Eli Whitney.
  
     Cotton+grass+(Bot.),+a+genus+of+plants+({Eriphorum">Cotton grass (Bot.), a genus of plants ({Eriphorum) of the
        Sedge family, having delicate capillary bristles
        surrounding the fruit (seedlike achenia), which elongate
        at maturity and resemble tufts of cotton.
  
     Cotton mouse (Zool.), a field mouse ({Hesperomys
        gossypinus), injurious to cotton crops.
  
     Cotton plant (Bot.), a plant of the genus Gossypium, of
        several species, all growing in warm climates, and bearing
        the cotton of commerce. The common species, originally
        Asiatic, is Gossypium herbaceum.
  
     Cotton press, a building and machinery in which cotton
        bales are compressed into smaller bulk for shipment; a
        press for baling cotton.
  
     Cotton+rose+(Bot.),+a+genus+of+composite+herbs+({Filago">Cotton rose (Bot.), a genus of composite herbs ({Filago),
        covered with a white substance resembling cotton.
  
     Cotton scale (Zool.), a species of bark louse ({Pulvinaria
        innumerabilis), which does great damage to the cotton
        plant.
  
     Cotton shrub. Same as Cotton plant.
  
     Cotton stainer (Zool.), a species of hemipterous insect
        ({Dysdercus suturellus), which seriously damages growing
        cotton by staining it; -- called also redbug.
  
     Cotton thistle (Bot.), the Scotch thistle. See under
        Thistle.
  
     Cotton velvet, velvet in which the warp and woof are both
        of cotton, and the pile is of silk; also, velvet made
        wholly of cotton.
  
     Cotton waste, the refuse of cotton mills.
  
     Cotton wool, cotton in its raw or woolly state.
  
     Cotton worm (Zool.), a lepidopterous insect ({Aletia
        argillacea), which in the larval state does great damage
        to the cotton plant by eating the leaves. It also feeds on
        corn, etc., and hence is often called corn worm, and
        Southern army worm.
        [1913 Webster]

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