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Cockscomb   Listen
noun
Cockscomb  n.  
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.






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"Cockscomb" Quotes from Famous Books



... family, the cockscomb oyster, though not objecting to the near-by presence of its kind, seems to hate a crowd. Half a dozen may occupy separate areas on a rock, and solitary specimens lie embedded and strongly anchored in the sand. A typical ...
— Tropic Days • E. J. Banfield



Words linked to "Cockscomb" :   gallant, clotheshorse, Celosia cristata, dude, fop, swell, beau, sheik, crest, Celosia argentea cristata, gallinaceous bird, cap, common cockscomb, fashion plate, coxcomb



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