Celosia cristata
Coxcomb Cox"comb` (k?ks"k?m`), n. [A corrupted spelling of cock's comb.] 1. (a) A strip of red cloth notched like the comb of a cock, which licensed jesters formerly wore in their caps. (b) The cap itself. [1913 Webster]

2. The top of the head, or the head itself. [1913 Webster]

We will belabor you a little better, And beat a little more care into your coxcombs. --Beau & Fl. [1913 Webster]

3. A vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of display; a superficial pretender to knowledge or accomplishments; a fop. [1913 Webster]

Fond to be seen, she kept a bevy Of powdered coxcombs at her levee. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster]

Some are bewildered in the maze of schools, And some made coxcombs, nature meant but fools. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

4. (Bot.) A name given to several plants of different genera, but particularly to {Celosia cristata}, or garden cockscomb. Same as {Cockscomb}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Celosia cristata — skiauterėtoji celiozija statusas T sritis vardynas atitikmenys: lot. Celosia argentea f. cristata; Celosia cristata angl. cockscomb; common cockscomb vok. Hahnenkamm rus. петуший гребешок; целозия гребенчатая lenk. celozja grzebieniasta;… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

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  • Celosia cristata — noun garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers • Syn: ↑cockscomb, ↑common cockscomb, ↑Celosia argentea cristata • Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant …   Useful english dictionary

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