celosia

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noun ce·lo·sia \sē-ˈlō-zh(ē-)ə\

Definition of celosia

  1. :  any of a genus (Celosia) of tropical annual herbs (such 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 and Etymology of celosia

New Latin, irregular from Greek kēleos burning; akin to Greek kaiein to burn


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