Definition of cottonseed in English:

cottonseed

noun

  • The seed of the cotton plant, yielding cottonseed oil.

    • ‘Vegetable oil is the term for any oil that's derived from oilseed crops such as soybean, rapeseed, or cottonseed.’
    • ‘Vegetable-based inks, in which vegetable and petroleum oils are mixed, frequently consist in part of soybean, corn, cottonseed, or linseed oil.’
    • ‘Also, unlike hybrid seeds like paddy and millet, in cottonseed, cross-pollination (which lasts for four months) has to be done manually.’
    • ‘He says that cotton farmers and co-ops could take advantage of the cottonseeds they harvest to economically provide a necessary ‘lost-in-use’ lubricant to themselves.’
    • ‘If you don't have enough green material for your pile, add a few cups of fertilizer such as cottonseed or alfalfa meal instead.’
    • ‘The settlers of Jamestown brought cottonseed to the New World, but they were unable to produce the fiber in significant quantities.’
    • ‘Then it was discovered that an edible oil could be pressed from the seeds, and cottonseed oil became an important by-product of the large cotton industry.’
    • ‘In favorable conditions, these fungi can infect crops such as corn, cottonseed, wheat, or peanuts, producing toxins that can cause serious illness in livestock and may be carcinogenic to humans.’
    • ‘When cottonseed is processed and the seed coat is disrupted, the oil in the seed might be more rapidly released in the rumen, and presence of free oil might increase the synthesis of trans fatty acids and impact milk fat synthesis.’
    • ‘Two years later, it entered Texas in infested cottonseed.’
    • ‘Farm cash receipts for cotton and cottonseed continue to decline, down $300 million from last year.’
    • ‘Asked about other marketing opportunities, he says ranchers are buying his organic cottonseed for feed.’
    • ‘An estimated two-thirds of the cotton grown in the United States comes into the food chain, in the form of cottonseed oil used in crackers, chips and salad dressings, and in cottonseed fed to cattle.’
    • ‘The nutrient requirements of all animals were met using an optimal blend of soybean meal, cottonseed, corn grain, forage, minerals, and vitamins.’
    • ‘Most likely they are packed with soybean, cottonseed or corn oil.’
    • ‘The next year they got even more seeds, and in the following years the supply of cottonseed steadily grew.’
    • ‘Once the rotenone is extracted from the mature seeds, the remaining oil is a fine alternative to cottonseed, peanut, or soybean oil.’
    • ‘The fourth section on processing has chapters on ginning, classing of fiber, spinning, yarn preparation, and cottonseed processing.’
    • ‘As a result of the demand for organic meats and dairy products, organic cottonseed is currently being cultivated in California.’
    • ‘It has also been isolated from cottonseed in Arizona.’

Pronunciation

cottonseed

/ˈkätnˌsēd//ˈkɑtnˌsid/