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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..
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(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
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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.
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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
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[ˈkɒkskəʊm] Ncresta f de gallo
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(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'd reach below the webbing that kept them straight and tall, hold the stalk, cut with my other hand, and then strip its leaves, adding the stems to the bulk of feathers, plumes, and cockscombs squeezed between my bicep and my ribcage.
The evening is not complete without our mouth-watering Cregraveme Brucircleacutee or Crecircpes Suzette.If you want to try something completely new and expand your culinary horizons, order the cockscombs with lettuce and reacutemoulade or our famous frog legs (Cuisses de Grenouille) with herb butter, shallot reduction and potato souffleacutehellip Bon Appeacutetit!Recently, the restaurant at Hotel Deviacuten was distinguished by the prestigious French food guide Gault Millau for its premium quality of food and French-style service.
I served cockscombs to everyone, a little more to the men than to the women, with a certain smile to explain the disparity.
and there could not have been a more fitting tribute than the floral spray that adorned his casket--a vivid arrangement of red, pink, yellow and green cockscombs, all grown by his own hand and through the generous sharing of GRIT readers across the country.
It was in this central area that one encountered three extravagantly handbuilt chickens sporting removable cast red rubber cockscombs. Chick with a Strap On is, well, jaunty, sporting her fashionable accessory much like a vintage bathing cap complete with a chin strap.
meal, visit Cacciani (; 13 Via Armando Diaz; phone: +3969401991) and try the simple spaghetti with sheep's milk cheese and black pepper or the fettuccine beneath a ragu of chicken livers, gizzards and cockscombs.
For the cockscombs and duck tongues: In two saucepans, divide