A plant of a genus that includes cockscomb.
- ‘Skip dwarf bedding plants; you need celosias 20-to 40-inches tall for dramatic vertical accent in arrangements.’
- ‘Hydrangeas, celosia, yarrow, baby's breath, rose buds, and cornflowers also dry well and make gorgeous decorations.’
- ‘Replace fading cool-season annuals with heat lovers like celosias, dahlias, marigolds, petunias, salvias, and verbenas.’
- ‘Most of our celosia fell victim to damping off, and the larkspur and other flowers were late.’
- ‘Colourful petunias, vincas, celosias, dahlias and so on offer a feast to the eyes.’
Modern Latin, from Greek kēlos burned or dry (from the burned appearance of the flowers in some species).