Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cockscomb

4 senses of cockscomb

Sense 1
cockscomb, common cockscomb, Celosia cristata, Celosia argentea cristata -- (garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers)
       => herb, herbaceous plant -- (a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests)

Sense 2
coxcomb, cockscomb -- (a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own accomplishments)
       => dandy, dude, fop, gallant, sheik, beau, swell, fashion plate, clotheshorse -- (a man who is much concerned with his dress and appearance)

Sense 3
cockscomb, coxcomb -- (a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red)
       => cap -- (a tight-fitting headdress)

Sense 4
comb, cockscomb, coxcomb -- (the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds)
       => crest -- (a showy growth of e.g. feathers or skin on the head of a bird or other animal)

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