the or caruncle of a .
the cap, resembling a cock’scomb, formerly worn by professional fools.
a garden plant, Celosia cristata, of the amaranth family, with flowers, commonly crimson or purple, in a broad spike somewhat resembling the comb of a cock.
any of several other species of the genus Celosia.
an elongate prickleback, Anoplarchus purpurescens, living among submerged rocks along the Pacific coast of North America.
a gaslight burner having four or more jets.
the comb of a domestic cock
an amaranthaceous garden or pot plant, Celosia cristata, with yellow, crimson, or purple feathery plumelike flowers in a broad spike resembling the comb of a cock
any similar species of Celosia
(informal) a conceited dandy
c.1400, “comb or crest of a cock,” from possessive of cock (n.1) + comb (n.). Meaning “cap worn by a professional fool” is from 1560s; hence “conceited fool” (1560s), a sense passing into the derivative coxcomb. As a plant name, from 1570s.
[koks-foo t] /ˈkɒksˌfʊt/ noun 1. . /ˈkɒksˌfʊt/ noun (pl) -foots 1. a perennial Eurasian grass, Dactylis glomerata, cultivated as a pasture grass in North America and South Africa
[kok-shuht] /ˈkɒkˌʃʌt/ noun, British Dialect. 1. the close of the day; evening; twilight.
/ˈkɒkˌʃɒt/ noun 1. another name for cockshy
noun An ardent womanizer and copulator; stud, Swordsman: In those days Harry was a big cocksman/ Valdez was a cock hound, no question (first form 1916+, second 1940s+)