- 1A plant of a chiefly tropical family that includes love-lies-bleeding.
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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.
- Like other members of the amaranth family it is nutritious and highly decorative with reddish-purple markings on the stems.
- The genus Celosia, of the amaranth family, offers blooms that satisfy the florist or gardener who's looking for a more unusual plant.
- 2A purple colour.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 'not fading'.
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- The US English dictionary