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English noun: cockscomb

1. cockscomb (plant) garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers


SynonymsCelosia argentea cristata, Celosia cristata, common cockscomb


Broader (hypernym)herb, herbaceous plant

2. cockscomb (person) a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments


Synonymscoxcomb


Broader (hypernym)beau, clotheshorse, dandy, dude, fashion plate, fop, gallant, sheik, swell

3. cockscomb (artifact) a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red


Synonymscoxcomb


Broader (hypernym)cap

4. cockscomb (animal) the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds


Synonymscomb, coxcomb


Broader (hypernym)crest


Part meronymgallinacean, gallinaceous bird









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