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cockscomb


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Cockscomb  \Cocks"comb`\  (k[o^]ks"k[=o]m`),  n.  [1st  cock,  n.  + 
  comb  crest.] 
  1.  See  {Coxcomb}. 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  plant  ({Celosia  cristata}),  of  many  varieties, 
  cultivated  for  its  broad,  fantastic  spikes  of  brilliant 
  flowers;  --  sometimes  called  {garden  cockscomb}.  Also  the 
  {Pedicularis},  or  lousewort,  the  {Rhinanthus 
  Crista-galli},  and  the  {Onobrychis  Crista-galli}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  cockscomb 
  n  1:  garden  annual  with  featherlike  spikes  of  red  or  yellow 
  flowers  [syn:  {common  cockscomb},  {Celosia  cristata},  {Celosia 
  argentea  cristata}] 
  2:  a  conceited  dandy  who  is  overly  impressed  by  his  own 
  accomplishments  [syn:  {coxcomb}] 
  3:  a  cap  worn  by  court  jesters;  adorned  with  a  strip  of  red 
  [syn:  {coxcomb}] 
  4:  the  fleshy  red  crest  on  the  head  of  the  domestic  fowl  and 
  other  gallinaceous  birds  [syn:  {comb},  {coxcomb}] 




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