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cockscomb

Pronunciation: /ˈkɑːkskəʊm; ˈkɒkskəʊm/

Translation of cockscomb in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 countable/numerable (on cock) [Zoology/Zoología] cresta (feminine)
    Example sentences
    • This pie would be one containing especially fine titbits such as cockscombs and sweetbreads.
    • The museum owns two masks, which are similar to the present example; they are adorned with a cockscomb and horns but no chameleons.
    • Joe - black skullcap, five red spikes sprouting like a deranged cockscomb from ear to ear - had spent the night at Sam's house.
    1.2 c and u [Botany/Botánica] moco (masculine) de pavo
    Example sentences
    • Flower stands are jam-packed with summer's best bouquets: dahlias, daisies, cockscombs and especially lilies of all sorts in mouth-watering colors.
    • Covered in dried flowers - such as cockscomb, bells of Ireland, and gomphrena - these wreaths pack visual punch on the front door or over the mantel.
    • Plant hot weather annuals such as cockscomb, Madagascar periwinkle, portulaca, and annual salvias.
    1.3 countable/numerable coxcomb

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