any plant of the genus Celosia, having small, usually red or yellowish flowers in dense, crested or plumelike spikes.: Compare cockscomb (def. 3).
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celosia cristata is the well known Cockscomb, having combs or heads of scarlet, crimson, rose and yellow.The Practical Garden-Book | C. E. Hunn
If an unmodified celosia could be got, it would be well to test with the modified cockscomb.More Letters of Charles Darwin | Charles Darwin
As a very clear and wholly typical instance I cite the cocks-combs (celosia).Darwin and Modern Science | A.C. Seward and Others
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