Definitions for: Cockscomb


[n] the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
[n] a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red
[n] a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
[n] garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers



Webster (1913) Definition: Cocks"comb` (k[o^]ks"k[=o]m`), n. [1st cock, n. +
comb crest.]
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.

Synonyms: Celosia argentea cristata, Celosia cristata, comb, common cockscomb, coxcomb, coxcomb, coxcomb

See Also: beau, cap, clotheshorse, crest, dandy, dude, fashion plate, fop, gallant, gallinaceon, gallinaceous bird, herb, herbaceous plant, sheik, swell

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