Definition of Common cockscomb
1. Noun. Garden annual with featherlike spikes of red or yellow flowers.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Lexicographical Neighbors of Common Cockscomb
Literary usage of Common cockscomb
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Cyclopedia of American Horticulture: Comprising Suggestions for Cultivation by Liberty Hyde Bailey, Wilhelm Miller (1900)
"The genus containing the common Cockscomb of old-fashioned gardens has about 42 species, all tropical and mostly annual herbs, with alternate, ..."
2. The Ladies Flower-garden of Ornamental Annuals by Loudon (Jane) (1842)
"A very curious plant, differing from the common Cockscomb not only in the looseness of the head of flowers, but in its shape, which is that of a pyramid. ..."
3. An introduction to botany by John Lindley (1835)
"... that is to say, assumes the appearance of a number of separate stems, glued together side by side, as in the common cockscomb Celosia. ..."
4. The Field and Garden Vegetables of America: Containing Full Descriptions of by Fearing Burr (1874)
"A variety of the common cockscomb Kale, Variegated purple and white. It is not of much value as an esculent. This is a tall variety of the Purple ..."
5. Henderson's Handbook of Plants and General Horticulture \ by Peter Henderson (1910)
"... the common Cockscomb, is almost universally grown. To be grown well, the seed should be sown in March, in the greenhouse or hot-bed. ..."