Cocks"comb (?), n. [1st cock, n. + comb crest.]

1.

See Coxcomb.

2. Bot.

A plant (Celosia cristata), of many varieties, cultivated for its broad, fantastic spikes of brilliant flowers; -- sometimes called garden cockscomb. Also the Pedicularis, or lousewort, the Rhinanthus Crista-galli, and the Onobrychis Crista-galli.

 

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