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amaranth


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Amaranth  \Am"a*ranth\,  n.  [L.  amarantus,  Gr  ?,  unfading, 
  amaranth;  'a  priv.  +  ?  to  quench,  cause  to  wither,  fr  a  root 
  meaning  to  die,  akin  to  E.  mortal;  --  so  called  because  its 
  flowers  do  not  soon  wither:  cf  F.  amarante  The  spelling 
  with  th  seems  to  be  due  to  confusion  with  Gr  ?  flower.] 
  1.  An  imaginary  flower  supposed  never  to  fade.  [Poetic] 
 
  2.  (Bot.)  A  genus  of  ornamental  annual  plants  ({Amaranthus}) 
  of  many  species,  with  green,  purplish,  or  crimson  flowers. 
 
  2.  A  color  inclining  to  purple. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  amaranth 
  n  1:  seed  of  amaranth  plants  used  as  a  native  cereal  in  Central 
  and  South  America 
  2:  any  of  various  plants  of  the  genus  Amaranthus  having  dense 
  plumes  of  green  or  red  flowers;  often  cultivated  for  food 




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