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rose comb

noun
1.
a low comb with rounded points and a rear-extending spike of some breeds of chickens, as Wyandotte.
Origin of rose comb
1840-1850
First recorded in 1840-50
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  • If a bird with a rose comb is bred to one with a pea comb (fig. 23), the offspring have a comb different from either.

  • The rose comb was preferred and the single-combed birds were discarded as culls.

    Our Domestic Birds John H. Robinson
  • He should have a rose comb, a well-feathered tail, and a proud lively carriage.

    The Book of Sports: William Martin
  • Diagram to illustrate the nature of the F2 generation from the cross of rose comb pea comb.

    Mendelism

    Reginald Crundall Punnett

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