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cockscomb:

see amaranthamaranth
[Gr.,=unfading], common name for the Amaranthaceae (also commonly known as the pigweed family), a family of herbs, trees, and vines of warm regions, especially in the Americas and Africa.
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drag

1. A piece of sheet steel with a toothed edge along the long dimension; used to level and scratch plaster to produce a key for the next coat; a comb.
2. A tool consisting of a steel plate having a finely serrated edge; used to dress stone by dragging it back and forth across the surface.

cockscomb

, coxcomb
1. an amaranthaceous garden or pot plant, Celosia cristata, with yellow, crimson, or purple feathery plumelike flowers in a broad spike resembling the comb of a cock
2. any similar species of Celosia
3. the comb of a domestic cock
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Present studies were designed to investigate the cause of charcoal rot disease in cockscomb in terms of causal organism with special emphasis on designing some disease control measures.
and there could not have been a more fitting tribute than the floral spray that adorned his casket--a vivid arrangement of red, pink, yellow and green cockscombs, all grown by his own hand and through the generous sharing of GRIT readers across the country.
Joey Catiis led Cockscomb with a 613 series, while Ahmed Fareed scored a 586.
Ostro reports that the number and variety of prey animals in the Cockscomb Basin has risen since the park was created in 1984.
Madam, - Two Cockscombs wait at your command, And, what is strange, both dressed by Nature's hand; Like other fops they dread a hasty shower, And beg a refuge in your closet bower; Showy like them, like them they yield no fruit, But then, to make amends, they both are mute.
Instead of a climbing and trekking exercise, we devised a conservation project in Sittee River Village, a small Creole community not far from the Cockscomb Basin jaguar reserve, to clear a historic site of riverine vegetation, excavate machinery and buildings and to map the site.
The reserve, to be called the Cockscomb Basin Forest Reserve, was established through the cooperation of Wildlife Conservation International (a division of the New York Zoological Society), the Belize government and the Belize Audubon Society.
The southern extent of this system hosts hydrothermal breccias, open-space and cockscomb quartz with calcite replacement textures over an area 2 kilometers in length, and 100 meters in width.
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The third grade students will plant and nurture upwards of 600 zinnia and cockscomb celosia plants to sell at the upcoming Third Grade Plant Sale in early June.
Fashioned in mercury andiron, candelabras were stunning arrangements of purple dendrobiums, yellow oncidiums, and orchids mixed with blue hydrangeas, cockscomb roses, and lilies with Spanish moss.
A scatological analysis of parasites and food habits of jaguar (Panthera onca) in the Cockscomb basin of Belize.