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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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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.


, 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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Established in 1986 with help from Jaguar Cars Canada and WCS, the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary is the world's first protected area designated specifically for jaguars.
There, the group created an educational exhibit for the Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the world's first reserve for endangered jaguars.
In Joshua Tree National Monument, the surveys have identified one tenuous population in the Cockscomb Mountains.
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The bridesmaids carried cascade bouquets consisting of pink roses, black Baccarat roses, pale pink spray roses, Queen Pink Dendrobium orchids, pink waxflowers, burgundy cockscomb, and Australian ruscus.
Bordered by red petunias and orange impatiens, the beds contain orange-toned Chinese lanterns, electric yellow and red striped cannas, cockscomb with burgundy foliage surrounding twin spur, and much more.
Biologists have even tranplanted CBS monkeys to Cockscomb Basin, a jaguar preserve at the base of the Maya Mountains, to begin a new population where howlers have been locally extinct for years.