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Synonyms for cockscomb

garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers

a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments

a cap worn by court jesters


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the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds

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and there could not have been a more fitting tribute than the floral spray that adorned his casket--a vivid arrangement of red, pink, yellow and green cockscombs, all grown by his own hand and through the generous sharing of GRIT readers across the country.
Place cockscombs in one saucepan and duck tongues in the other.
I'm indebted to Kate Colquhoun, whose book Taste describes medieval umble pie as containing testicles, tripe, hearts, palates (that's right, you heard me correctly), gizzards, lambs' tails, cockscombs and pig's feet in a rich, spicy gravy.
A young boy peels and squeezes lotus seeds to make "jelly," while his sister scrapes crimson cockscombs.
The only other place I've seen cockscombs on a menu is Le Champignon Sauvage.
Piled high with bunches of marigolds and cockscombs, the flower trucks arrive outside the Mercado de Abastos as Oaxaca prepares for Dia de los Muertos, the Day of the Dead.
One of Cowper's attractive occasional poems, 'To a Young Lady, with a Present of Two Cockscombs', puns on cockscomb = (a) an ornamental plant of the genus celosia, (b) a fop:
Celosias are annual flowers known commonly as cockscombs.