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rose comb

a low comb with rounded points and a rear-extending spike of some breeds of chickens, as Wyandotte.
Origin of rose comb
1840-50 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The rose-comb is preferable, and the beak and legs should be light and clear.

    Poultry Hugh Piper
  • The comb on the head of the Barred Dominique is of the type known as the rose-comb, having many rows of slight projections.

    The Meaning of Evolution Samuel Christian Schmucker

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