Cockscomb Cocks"comb` (k[o^]ks"k[=o]m`), n. [1st cock, n. + comb crest.] 1. See {Coxcomb}. [1913 Webster]

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}. [1913 Webster]

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  • cockscomb — UK [ˈkɒksˌkəʊm] / US [ˈkɑksˌkoʊm] noun [countable] Word forms cockscomb : singular cockscomb plural cockscombs the thin red piece of flesh that grows on top of a male chicken s head …   English dictionary

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  • cockscomb — sidabrinės celiozijos skiauterėtasis varietetas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Burnotinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Celosia argentea var. cristata). atitikmenys: lot. Celosia argentea var. cristata angl. cockscomb …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • cockscomb — celiozija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Burnotinių (Amaranthaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Celosia). atitikmenys: lot. Celosia angl. cockscomb; Prince of Wales feathers vok. Brandschopf; Celosie; Hahnenkamm rus. петуший гребешок; целозия… …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • cockscomb — noun Date: 1534 1. coxcomb 2. a garden plant (Celosia cristata) of the amaranth family grown for its flowers …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • cockscomb — /koks kohm /, n. 1. the comb or caruncle of a cock. 2. the cap, resembling a cock s comb, formerly worn by professional fools. 3. a garden plant, Celosia cristata, of the amaranth family, with flowers, commonly crimson or purple, in a broad spike …   Universalium

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