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English noun: coxcomb

1. coxcomb (person) a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments


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

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


Broader (hypernym)cap

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

Synonymscockscomb, comb

Broader (hypernym)crest

Part meronymgallinacean, gallinaceous bird

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