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1. The comb of a rooster.
2. The cap of a jester, decorated to resemble the comb of a rooster.
3. An annual plant (Celosia argentea) widely cultivated for its showy, fan-shaped or plumelike clusters of red or yellow flowers. Also called celosia.
4. Obsolete Variant of coxcomb..


(ˈkɒksˌkəʊm) or


1. (Zoology) the comb of a domestic cock
2. (Plants) an amaranthaceous garden or pot plant, Celosia cristata, with yellow, crimson, or purple feathery plumelike flowers in a broad spike resembling the comb of a cock
3. (Plants) any similar species of Celosia
4. informal a conceited dandy



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 usu. crimson or purple flowers in a broad spike somewhat resembling the comb of a cock.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.cockscomb - garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowerscockscomb - garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
2.cockscomb - a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishmentscockscomb - a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
dandy, fashion plate, fop, gallant, sheik, dude, beau, clotheshorse, swell - a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
3.cockscomb - a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red
cap - a tight-fitting headdress
4.cockscomb - the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
crest - a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal
gallinacean, gallinaceous bird - heavy-bodied largely ground-feeding domestic or game birds


[ˈkɒkskəʊm] Ncresta f de gallo


(Orn, Bot) → Hahnenkamm m
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And by my cockscomb,'' he added, ``I think it be even so Hearken but to the black sanctus which they are singing in the hermitage
I served cockscombs to everyone, a little more to the men than to the women, with a certain smile to explain the disparity.
It didn't take long for the first response to arrive, complete with a seed packet, a friendly note and photographs of breathtaking cockscombs.
It was in this central area that one encountered three extravagantly handbuilt chickens sporting removable cast red rubber cockscombs.
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For the cockscombs and duck tongues: In two saucepans, divide