genus Celosia


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Noun1.genus Celosia - annual or perennial herbs or vines of tropical and subtropical America and Asia and Africagenus Celosia - annual or perennial herbs or vines of tropical and subtropical America and Asia and Africa
caryophylloid dicot genus - genus of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
amaranth family, Amaranthaceae, family Amaranthaceae - cosmopolitan family of herbs and shrubs
Celosia argentea, red fox - weedy annual with spikes of silver-white flowers
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The genus Celosia, of the amaranth family, offers blooms that satisfy the florist or gardener who's looking for a more unusual plant.
One of Cowper's attractive occasional poems, 'To a Young Lady, with a Present of Two Cockscombs', puns on cockscomb = (a) an ornamental plant of the genus celosia, (b) a fop: