Cockscomb meaning

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An annual plant (Celosia argentea) widely cultivated for its showy, fan-shaped or plumelike clusters of red or yellow flowers.
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The red, fleshy growth on the head of a rooster.
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An ornamental plant (Celosia cristata) of the amaranth family, with red or yellow flower heads somewhat suggestive of a rooster's crest.
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The comb of a rooster.
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The cap of a jester, decorated to resemble the comb of a rooster.
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A red cap once worn by court jesters.
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An annual garden plant, Celosia cristata, having showy red clusters of flowers.
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(archaic) A conceited dandy.
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(nautical) A serrated cleat once fitted to the yards of a square-rigged ship and used when the sail was being reefed.
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