amaranth

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am·a·ranth

noun \ˈa-mə-ˌran(t)th\

Definition of AMARANTH

1
:  any of a large genus (Amaranthus of the family Amaranthaceae, the amaranth family) of coarse annual herbs including forms cultivated as food crops and various pigweeds
2
:  a flower that never fades
3
:  a red azo dye

Origin of AMARANTH

Latin amarantus, a flower, from Greek amaranton, from neuter of amarantos unfading, from a- + marainein to waste away
First Known Use: 1616

am·a·ranth

noun \ˈam-ə-ˌran(t)th\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of AMARANTH

1
: any plant of the genus Amaranthus
2
: a red acid azo dye C20H11N2Na3O10S3 that is used chiefly in coloring foods, beverages, and pharmaceutical preparations and in dyeing wool and silk

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