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I did not answer, but my face flushed as red as a cockscomb.

Cockscomb, crimson and scarlet; two to three feet; August and September.

There was the twist round the head, the cockscomb, the hanging piece of liripipe.

From the shape of the flames this form of burner received the name "cockscomb."

There is a row of narrow green pointed leaves, standing up like a cockscomb behind each row of flowers.

Getting tired, I took out my sketch-book and drew Lubuga, the pet, which amused the king immensely as he recognised her cockscomb.

His hair was cut short, with the exception of a ridge on the top which ran stem to stern, like a cockscomb.

WORD ORIGIN

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.

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