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celosia

noun ce·lo·sia \sē-ˈlō-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of CELOSIA

:  any of a genus (Celosia) of tropical annual herbs (as cockscomb) of the amaranth family that have alternate leaves and showy flower spikes often forming feathery clusters in cultivated forms
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Origin of CELOSIA

New Latin, irregular from Greek kēleos burning; akin to Greek kaiein to burn
First Known Use: 1807

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