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Hasil cari dari kata atau frase: Coxcomb(0.01111 detik)
Found 2 items, similar to Coxcomb.
English → English (WordNet)
n 1: a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own
accomplishments [syn: cockscomb]
2: a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red
3: the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and
other gallinaceous birds [syn: comb, cockscomb]
English → English (gcide)
Coxcomb \Cox"comb`\ (k?ks"k?m`), n. [A corrupted spelling of
(a) A strip of red cloth notched like the comb of a cock,
which licensed jesters formerly wore in their caps.
(b) The cap itself.
2. The top of the head, or the head itself.
We will belabor you a little better,
And beat a little more care into your coxcombs.
--Beau & Fl.
3. A vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of
display; a superficial pretender to knowledge or
accomplishments; a fop.
Fond to be seen, she kept a bevy
Of powdered coxcombs at her levee. --Goldsmith.
Some are bewildered in the maze of schools,
And some made coxcombs, nature meant but fools.
4. (Bot.) A name given to several plants of different genera,
but particularly to Celosia cristata, or garden
cockscomb. Same as Cockscomb.