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Found 2 items, similar to coxcomb.
English → English (WordNet) Definition: coxcomb coxcomb 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 [syn: cockscomb] 3: the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and other gallinaceous birds [syn: comb, cockscomb]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Coxcomb Coxcomb \Cox"comb`\ (k?ks"k?m`), n. [A corrupted spelling of cock's comb.] 1. (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. [1913 Webster] 2. The top of the head, or the head itself. [1913 Webster] We will belabor you a little better, And beat a little more care into your coxcombs. --Beau & Fl. [1913 Webster] 3. A vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of display; a superficial pretender to knowledge or accomplishments; a fop. [1913 Webster] Fond to be seen, she kept a bevy Of powdered coxcombs at her levee. --Goldsmith. [1913 Webster] Some are bewildered in the maze of schools, And some made coxcombs, nature meant but fools. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 4. (Bot.) A name given to several plants of different genera, but particularly to Celosia cristata, or garden cockscomb. Same as Cockscomb. [1913 Webster]


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