cotton bud

cotton buds
N-COUNT
A cotton bud is a small stick with a ball of cotton wool at each end, which people use, for example, for applying make-up. [BRIT]
(in AM, use Q-tip)

English dictionary. 2008.

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  • cotton bud — noun A small stick with a piece of cotton wool on the end(s), used for cleaning small body orifices, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑cotton * * * cotton bud UK US noun [countable] [singular cotton bud plural …   Useful english dictionary

  • cotton bud — n BrE a small thin stick with ↑cotton wool at each end, used for cleaning places that are hard to reach, such as inside your ears American Equivalent: Q tip …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • cotton bud — cotton ,bud noun count BRITISH a COTTON SWAB …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • cotton bud — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms cotton bud : singular cotton bud plural cotton buds British a small plastic stick with a small piece of cotton wool at each end used, for example, for cleaning your ears …   English dictionary

  • cotton bud — /ˈkɒtn bʌd/ (say kotn bud) noun a small thin stick, the ends of which are wound with cottonwool, suitable for cleansing or applying lotions to the nostril, ear, etc. {trademark} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cotton bud — (British) small piece of absorbent material attached to a stick, cotton swab, Q tip (registered trademark) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cotton bud — noun Brit. a small wad of cotton wool on a short, thin stick, used for cosmetic purposes or for cleaning the ears …   English new terms dictionary

  • cotton bud — noun (C) BrE a small thin stick with cotton wool at each end, used for cleaning places that are hard to reach, such as inside your ears; Q tip AmE …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • bud — [[t]bʌ̱d[/t]] buds, budding, budded 1) N COUNT A bud is a small pointed lump that appears on a tree or plant and develops into a leaf or flower. Rosanna s favourite time is early summer, just before the buds open. 2) VERB: usu cont When a tree or …   English dictionary

  • bud — bud1 [bʌd] n [Sense: 1; Date: 1300 1400; Origin: Origin unknown.] [Sense: 2; Date: 1800 1900; Origin: buddy] 1.) a young tightly rolled up flower or leaf before it opens ▪ rose buds in bud (=having buds but no flowers yet) come into bud (=start… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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