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What is "Egyptian Cotton" - Definition & Explanation

Cotton from Egypt characterized by its strong, fine, long and lustrous fibers.
Egyptian cotton is a fine, lustrous, extra-long staple that is usually brownish in color.
A fine, lustrous, long staple cotton grown in Egypt. Long staple cottons are more expensive than the commonly available cottons. The consumber identifies Egyptian cotton with quality.
Fine, extra-long staple fiber that has a high luster and soft feel.

Some other terms

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A substance that is added to a textile (uncoloured or coloured) to increase the apparent light reflectance in the visible region by the conversion of ultraviolet radiation into visible light and so...

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