amaranth /ˈaməranθ/

a

I. noun

1. a plant of a chiefly tropical family that includes love-lies-bleeding.

●Family Amaranthaceae: several genera, especially Amaranthus.
2. a purple colour.
II. derivatives

amaranthine /ˌaməˈranθʌɪn /
adjective


– origin mid 16th cent.: 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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