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cocks·comb / ˈkäkˌskōm/ • n. 1. the crest or comb of a domestic cock. 2. a tropical plant (Celosia cristata) of the amaranth family, with a showy crest or plume of yellow, orange, or red flowers, widely cultivated as a garden annual. 3. an orchid (genus Hexalectris) related to the coralroots but with more colorful flowers, native to southern North America.

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cockscomb (Celosia cristata) See AMARANTHACEAE.