ce·​lo·​sia | \ sē-ˈlō-zh(ē-)ə How to pronounce celosia (audio) \

Definition of celosia

: 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

Examples of celosia in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Lizzard Leaf’ celosia), and blue (‘Elijah Blue’ blue fescue, ‘Coolvista’ Dianella). Steve Bender, Southern Living, 23 Apr. 2020 Grow goji berry, luffa gourd, and long bean on trellises; plant marigolds and celosia along the edges for garnishing. Heather Arndt Anderson, Sunset Magazine, 14 Apr. 2020 Yellow celosias, pink dahlias, white oriental lilies, red celosias, and big sunflowers are what’s on Prada’s floral menu, to name a few, allowing for shoppers to customize the exact arrangement to their taste. Vogue, 18 Nov. 2019 Of special interest were the zinnias, marigolds impatiens, ornamental sweet potatoes and celosia. Tom Maccubbin, orlandosentinel.com, 20 Oct. 2019 The rush of color found at Bishop Hill Farm Flowers will continue till the first frost, including the celosia, which look like fuzzy brains or cock's combs. Kim Pierce, Dallas News, 27 Aug. 2019 In the flower garden, direct-seed sunflowers, cosmos, salvia, zinnias, marigolds, celosia and asters. Debbie Arrington, sacbee, 5 May 2018 In addition to zinnias, use moss roses, purslane, celosia and vinca in the full sun. Calvin Finch, ExpressNews.com, 28 June 2019 In mid-August plant transplants of zinnias, marigolds and celosias that are in bud but not yet in bloom. Neil Sperry, star-telegram, 11 July 2018 See More

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First Known Use of celosia

1807, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for celosia

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

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“Celosia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/celosia. Accessed 22 May. 2022.

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