garden cockscomb
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 — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

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

  • cockscomb — cocks·comb || kÉ’kskəʊm n. crest on head of cock, rooster s comb; garden flower …   English contemporary dictionary

  • cockscomb — cocks•comb [[t]ˈkɒksˌkoʊm[/t]] n. 1) orn the comb or caruncle of a cock 2) the cap, resembling a cock s comb, formerly worn by professional fools 3) pln a garden plant, Celosia cristata, of the amaranth family with usu. crimson or purple flowers… …   From formal English to slang

  • cockscomb — /ˈkɒkskoʊm / (say kokskohm) noun 1. the comb or caruncle of a cock. 2. the cap of a professional fool, resembling a cock s comb. 3. a garden plant, Celosia argentea var. cristata, with flowers, commonly crimson or gold, in a broad spike somewhat… …   Australian English dictionary

  • cockscomb — n. 1 the crest or comb of a cock. 2 a garden plant Celosia cristata, with a terminal plume of tiny white or red flowers …   Useful english dictionary

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

  • List of garden plants — This is a partial list of garden plants, plants that can be cultivated in the garden, listed alphabetically by genus.See also: * List of plants by common name NOTOC A * Abelia * Abeliophyllum (white forsythia) * Abelmoschus (okra) * Abies (fir) * …   Wikipedia

  • Celosia cristata — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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