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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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n. - The fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds; A cap worn by court jesters; A conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments.

Usage examples (34)
  • The cockscomb is the most widely known, but many white or double flowered varieties were already cultivated at that time.
  • (spine-tufts); and P.a. cristata is, as its name denotes a kind of cockscomb or crested form.
  • Ofrendas are decorated with marigolds and cockscomb.
  • The crushed velvet of cockscomb provided the peacock's comb. for more
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  • A "cockscomb" or "cock's comb" is the fleshy red excrescence on the head of a rooster, while a "coxcomb" is a conceited dandy.
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