cockscomb

Primary Meanings of cockscomb

1.
n
the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
2.
n
a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
3.
n
garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers
Full Definitions of cockscomb
1

n the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds

Synonyms:
comb, coxcomb
Type of:
crest
a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal

n a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red

Synonyms:
coxcomb
Type of:
cap
a tight-fitting headdress
2

n a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments

Synonyms:
coxcomb
Type of:
beau, clotheshorse, dandy, dude, fashion plate, fop, gallant, sheik, swell
a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
3

n garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers

Synonyms:
Celosia argentea cristata, Celosia cristata, common cockscomb
Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

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