Meaning of 棉

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Pinyin: mián
English Definition: generic term for cotton or kapok; cotton; padded or quilted with cotton
Chinese Definition:
Total strokes: 12; Radical:
Ideographic: Silk picked off a tree
Character Formation:
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    • [ ] tree; wood, lumber; wooden
    • [ ] silk, fabric; wealth, property
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Example Words
棉被 mián bèi comforter; quilt; Classifiers:
棉袄 mián ǎo cotton-padded jacket
棉衣 mián cotton-padded clothes; Classifiers:
棉布 mián cotton cloth
棉田 mián tián cotton field
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Example Sentences
Babies can keep warm and avoid catching a cold by wearing cotton socks.
He put cotton in his shoes to keep warm, but the cotton caught fire unexpectedly.
Due to the abundant sunshine and fertile soil, the quality of cotton in this region is excellent.
Cotton is one of the world's most important economic crops, as it is one of the main raw materials for textiles.
Cotton cultivation requires a large amount of water, which is one of the main problems faced when cultivating cotton in arid regions.