- 1Any plant of the genus Amaranthus, typically having small green, red, or purple tinted flowers. Certain varieties are grown for food.
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- Family Amaranthaceae: several genera, especially Amaranthus
- Several important crops are members of these families, with amaranth probably one of the most promising unexploited food and fodder crops.
- For tiny grains like teff and amaranth, use a very fine mesh strainer.
- This and a nearby plant were the first seabeach amaranth seen in more than 30 years.
- 2An imaginary flower that never fades.More example sentences
- It is to last and never fade like the amaranth flowers.
- A rose and an amaranth blossomed side by side in a garden.
- 3A purple color.More example sentences
- Then the dyed cloth becomes black and shines with amaranth.
- The grey and the amaranth show on the surface through the beige.
- It is intense ruby in colour, tending towards a lively amaranth.
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- As I'm learning more and more about Judaism, I'm finding that there is an amaranthine well of knowledge for me to uncover.
- In the amaranthine blackness, there were no days, and there were no years.
- She returned her gaze to the sunset, washing everything in tones of red and amaranthine.
mid 16th century: from French amarante or modern Latin amaranthus, alteration (on the pattern of plant names ending in -anthus, from Greek anthos 'flower') of Latin amarantus, from Greek amarantos 'everlasting', from a- 'not' + marainein 'wither'.
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