Definition of celosia in English:



  • 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).