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Definition of Coxcomb

Coxcomb

  1. A strip of red cloth notched like the comb of a cock, which licensed jesters formerly wore in their caps.
  2. The cap itself.
  3. The top of the head, or the head itself
  4. A vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of display; a superficial pretender to knowledge or accomplishments; a fop.
  5. A name given to several plants of different genera, but particularly to Celosia cristata, or garden cockscomb. Same as Cockscomb.

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