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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
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The exhibition defines four masters of the Senoufo ethnic group: the Lataha Masters; the Master of the Shovel Hands; the Master of the Cockscomb Hairstyle; and the Master of the Arched Back.
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com)-- Grand Canyon Consulting Group announced today that it has been selected to manage the design and construction of the new Cockscomb Restaurant led by the celebrity chef and recent winner of the Top Chef Masters, Chris Cosentino.
Project Description: The project aims at improving the sustainability of Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary (CBWS) through the promotion of sustainable supplementary livelihoods, an environmental stewardship program and monitoring incursion trends.
Giant succulents, maple and oak leaf branches, roses, cockscomb, dahlias, loquat and other locally harvested botanicals added the perfect floral elements to this incredible feast.
Master Sakaida Kakiemon XIV created the most costly piece in the show - a large white porcelain vase with polychrome over-glazed cockscomb decorations.
in the Cockscomb Basin of Belize, opossums appeared more frequently in scat than any other type of prey (Konecny, 1989), and in Soberania National Park, Panama, xenarthrans were the most common prey (Moreno et al.
Often referred to as cockscomb, the flower heads are usually bright red, pink or yellow with cream, apricot, orange, gold or salmon varieties.
The large acorn caps from saw tooth and bur oaks were favorite bathtub fixtures and the velvety red inflorescence of the giant cockscomb where especially popular as "upscale" pillows and upholstery materials.
1967, Stuckenberg (NMSA); 4 [male] 2 [female] Elandsberg Mts South Cockscomb Peak, Patensie area, 3424DB [actually 3324DB], 1.