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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


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


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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