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[New Latin Cêlosia, genus name, from Greek kêlos, dry, burnt (from its color), from kaiein, to burn.]
1. The comb of a rooster.
2. The cap of a jester, decorated to resemble the comb of a rooster.
3. An annual plant (Celosia cristata) widely cultivated for its showy, fan-shaped or plumelike clusters of red or yellow flowers. Also called celosia.
4. Obsolete. Variant of coxcomb.