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

Misc. Definitions

\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}.

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