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

Origin of CELOSIA

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


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