cockscomb

Definitions of cockscomb
  1. noun
    the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
    synonyms: comb, coxcomb
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    type of:
    crest
    a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal
  2. noun
    a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red
    synonyms: coxcomb
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    type of:
    cap
    a tight-fitting headdress
  3. noun
    a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
    synonyms: coxcomb
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    beau, clotheshorse, dandy, dude, fashion plate, fop, gallant, sheik, swell
    a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance
  4. noun
    garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers
    synonyms: Celosia argentea cristata, Celosia cristata, common cockscomb
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    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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