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Meaning of COCKSCOMB

Pronunciation:  'kâks`kowm

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
  2. [n]  a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red
  3. [n]  a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
  4. [n]  garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers

COCKSCOMB is a 9 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Celosia argentea cristata, Celosia cristata, comb, common cockscomb, coxcomb, coxcomb, coxcomb
 See Also: beau, cap, clotheshorse, crest, dandy, dude, fashion plate, fop, gallant, gallinaceon, gallinaceous bird, herb, herbaceous plant, sheik, swell



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cocks"comb`\ (k[o^]ks"k[=o]m`), n. [1st cock, n. +
comb crest.]
1. See {Coxcomb}.

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}.