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amaranthn. [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.].
  •  An imaginary flower supposed never to fade.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A genus of ornamental annual plants (Amaranthus) of many species, with green, purplish, or crimson flowers.  [1913 Webster]
  •  A color inclining to purple.  [1913 Webster]


amaranth, n.
1 any plant of the genus Amaranthus, usu. having small green, red, or purple tinted flowers, e.g. prince's feather and pigweed.
2 an imaginary flower that never fades.
3 a purple colour.

amaranthine adj.
F amarante or mod.L amaranthus f. L f. Gk amarantos everlasting f. a- not + maraino wither, alt. after polyanthus etc.

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