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 (sə-lō′zhə, -zhē-ə)

[New Latin Cēlosia, genus name, from Greek kēlos, dry, burnt (from its color), from kaiein, to burn.]
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(Plants) See cockscomb2
[New Latin, from Greek kēlos dry, burnt (from the appearance of the flowers of some species)]
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Noun1.celosia - annual or perennial herbs or vines of tropical and subtropical America and Asia and AfricaCelosia - 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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These include zinnia, marigold, petunias, celosias, and many more.
Autovigilancia que se diluye imperceptiblemente en la esfera intima y que junto con las celosias hacen patentes que "la incapacidad de cuestionamiento es lo que convierte a la arquitectura en una de las estructuras ideologicas y una de las representaciones del poder mas eficaces y poderosas" (G.
The garden is surrounded by yellow and red celosias, locally known as burlas, that provide a perfect backdrop for selfies.
Underwater Dwellings (2010) is a series of celosias forming rooms built fifty feet below the surface of the water at the bottom of the Sea of Cortes in Baja California Sur, Mexico, where only fish and an occasional diver can see it.
Her bouquet of birch loops, white phlox, mini calla lilies, Safari Sunset, seafoam statice, hypercium berries, burgundy dahlia, and fuchsia-colored celosias was adorned with her grandmother's wedding handkerchief.