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Cockscomb   Listen
Cockscomb

noun
1.
Garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers.  Synonyms: Celosia argentea cristata, Celosia cristata, common cockscomb.
2.
A conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments.  Synonym: coxcomb.
3.
A cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red.  Synonym: coxcomb.
4.
The fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds.  Synonyms: comb, coxcomb.






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Words linked to "Cockscomb" :   dandy, herb, gallinacean, cap, gallinaceous bird, sheik, herbaceous plant, crest, beau, clotheshorse, Celosia argentea cristata, swell, fop, fashion plate, dude, gallant



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