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Noun: cockscomb  'kóks,kowm
  1. Garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers
    - common cockscomb, Celosia cristata, Celosia argentea cristata
  2. A conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments
    - coxcomb
  3. A cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red
    - coxcomb
  4. The fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds
    - comb, coxcomb

Derived forms: cockscombs

Type of: beau [archaic], cap, clotheshorse, crest, dandy, dude, fashion plate, fop, gallant, herb, herbaceous plant, sheik, swell

Part of: gallinacean, gallinaceous bird

Encyclopedia: Cockscomb