|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (n.) 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.
2. (n.) The cotton plant. See below.
3. (n.) Cloth made of cotton.
4. (v. i.) To rise with a regular nap, as cloth does.
5. (v. i.) To go on prosperously; to succeed.
6. (v. i.) To unite; to agree; to make friends; -- usually followed by with.
7. (v. i.) To take a liking to; to stick to one as cotton; -- used with to.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
kot'-'-n (karpac is the better translation, as in the Revised Version, margin, where the King James Version and the Revised Version (British and American) have "green" in Esther 1:6): The Hebrew karpac is from the Persian kirpas and the Sanskrit karpasa, "the cotton plant." The derived words originally meant "muslin" or "calico," but in classical times the use of words allied to karpac-in Greek and Latin-was extended to include linen. The probability is in favor of "cotton" in Esther 1:6. This is the product of Gossypium herbaceum, a plant originally from India but now cultivated in many other lands.
Cotton (3 Occurrences)
Esther 1:6 There were hangings of white cloth, of green, and of blue, fastened with cords of fine linen and purple to silver rings and pillars of marble: the couches were of gold and silver, upon a pavement of red, and white, and yellow, and black marble. (See JPS YLT RSV)
Proverbs 7:16 My bed is covered with cushions of needlework, with coloured cloths of the cotton thread of Egypt; (BBE YLT)
Isaiah 19:9 And all the workers in linen thread, and those who make cotton cloth, will be put to shame. (BBE JPS RSV)