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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. See cockscomb.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a genus of annual or perennial herbs or vines of tropical and subtropical America and Asia and Africa.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of plants, natural order Amarantaceæ, for the most part tropical.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. annual or perennial herbs or vines of tropical and subtropical America and Asia and Africa

Etymologies

New Latin Cēlosia, genus name, from Greek kēlos, dry, burnt (from its color), from kaiein, to burn.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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