Definition of celosia in English:

celosia

Syllabification: ce·lo·sia
Pronunciation: /siˈlōZH(ē)ə
 
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noun

  • A plant of a genus that includes cockscomb.
    • Genus Celosia, family Amarantaceae
    More example sentences
    • Colourful petunias, vincas, celosias, dahlias and so on offer a feast to the eyes.
    • Skip dwarf bedding plants; you need celosias 20-to 40-inches tall for dramatic vertical accent in arrangements.
    • Replace fading cool-season annuals with heat lovers like celosias, dahlias, marigolds, petunias, salvias, and verbenas.

Origin

modern Latin, from Greek kēlos 'burned or dry' (from the burned appearance of the flowers in some species).

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