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
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In the flower garden, plant seeds for salvia, sunflowers, zinnias, cosmos, marigolds, celosia and asters.
Plants for sale include flowers such as zinnias, petunias, wave petunias, marigolds, celosia, coleus, snapdragons, salvia, spiderwort, geraniums, impatiens and begonias.
Tammy Ljungblad firstname.lastname@example.org Celosia plants are among annual flowers in the K-State Research & Extension Prairie Star program, which identifies plants that best adapt to challenging prairie climate conditions.
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Origin and Etymology of celosia
New Latin, irregular from Greek kēleos burning; akin to Greek kaiein to burn
First Known Use: 1807See Words from the same year
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