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cockscomb

[ koks-kohm ]
/ ˈkɒksˌkoʊm /
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noun
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Origin of cockscomb

Middle English word dating back to 1350–1400; see origin at cock1, 's1, comb
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British Dictionary definitions for cockscomb

cockscomb

coxcomb

/ (ˈkɒksˌkəʊm) /

noun
the comb of a domestic cock
an amaranthaceous garden or pot plant, Celosia cristata, with yellow, crimson, or purple feathery plumelike flowers in a broad spike resembling the comb of a cock
any similar species of Celosia
informal a conceited dandy
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