Search Result for "celosia cristata":
Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers;
[syn: cockscomb, common cockscomb, Celosia cristata, Celosia argentea cristata]

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3 definitions retrieved:

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Coxcomb \Cox"comb`\ (k?ks"k?m`), n. [A corrupted spelling of cock's comb.] 1. (a) A strip of red cloth notched like the comb of a cock, which licensed jesters formerly wore in their caps. (b) The cap itself. [1913 Webster] 2. The top of the head, or the head itself. [1913 Webster] We will belabor you a little better, And beat a little more care into your coxcombs. --Beau & Fl. [1913 Webster] 3. A vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of display; a superficial pretender to knowledge or accomplishments; a fop. [1913 Webster] Fond to be seen, she kept a bevy Of powdered coxcombs at her levee. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] Some are bewildered in the maze of schools, And some made coxcombs, nature meant but fools. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. (Bot.) A name given to several plants of different genera, but particularly to Celosia cristata, or garden cockscomb. Same as Cockscomb. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Cockscomb \Cocks"comb`\ (k[o^]ks"k[=o]m`), n. [1st cock, n. + comb crest.] 1. See Coxcomb. [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A plant (Celosia cristata), of many varieties, cultivated for its broad, fantastic spikes of brilliant flowers; -- sometimes called garden cockscomb. Also the Pedicularis, or lousewort, the Rhinanthus Crista-galli, and the Onobrychis Crista-galli. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Celosia cristata n 1: garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers [syn: cockscomb, common cockscomb, Celosia cristata, Celosia argentea cristata]