C names, Elements, Female, Fire, Nature, Proto-Hellenic


Celosia (pr. si-loh-zhuh or si-loh-see-a) is the name of a genus of flowers in the amaranth family which gets its name from Ancient Greek keleos meaning “burned” which derives from a Proto-Hellenic source and possibly from a PIE root word but that isn’t certain. The flowers were named because of their flame-like appearance.

Origin: Proto-Hellenic





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