amaranth

noun am·a·ranth \ 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 with clusters of small green, dark pink, red, or purplish flowers and including forms cultivated as food crops and various pigweeds
2 :a flower that never fades
3 :a pinkish or rosy red
4 :a red azo dye

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Origin and Etymology of amaranth

Latin amarantus, a flower, from Greek amaranton, from neuter of amarantos unfading, from a- + marainein to waste away


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amaranth

noun am·a·ranth \ ˈam-ə-ˌran(t)th \

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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