rose comb


noun

a low comb with rounded points and a rear-extending spike of some breeds of chickens, as Wyandotte.

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Origin of rose comb

First recorded in 1840–50
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Example sentences from the Web for rose comb

  • The comb on the head of the Barred Dominique is of the type known as the rose-comb, having many rows of slight projections.

    The Meaning of Evolution|Samuel Christian Schmucker
  • The rose-comb is preferable, and the beak and legs should be light and clear.

    Poultry|Hugh Piper