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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 cox·comb /ˈkɑkˌskom/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Cox·comb n.
 1. (a) A strip of red cloth notched like the comb of a cock, which licensed jesters formerly wore in their caps. (b) The cap itself.
 2. The top of the head, or the head itself.
 We will belabor you a little better,
 And beat a little more care into your coxcombs.   --Beau  & Fl.
 3. A vain, showy fellow; a conceited, silly man, fond of display; a superficial pretender to knowledge or accomplishments; a fop.
 Fond to be seen, she kept a bevy
 Of powdered coxcombs at her levee.   --Goldsmith.
 Some are bewildered in the maze of schools,
 And some made coxcombs, nature meant but fools.   --Pope.
 4. Bot. A name given to several plants of different genera, but particularly to Celosia cristata, or garden cockscomb. Same as Cockscomb.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n 1: a conceited dandy who is overly impressed by his own
           accomplishments [syn: cockscomb]
      2: a cap worn by court jesters; adorned with a strip of red
         [syn: cockscomb]
      3: the fleshy red crest on the head of the domestic fowl and
         other gallinaceous birds [syn: comb, cockscomb]