globe amaranth

noun

: an annual herb (Gomphrena globosa) of the amaranth family often cultivated as an ornamental for its dense globe-shaped flower heads which can be dried with nearly full retention of their color

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web To create it, use florists wire to attach a mix of pink-dyed and natural bunny tail grass, strawflower, globe amaranth, and dyed flax berries to a grapevine wreath. Sarah Martens, Better Homes & Gardens, 22 Aug. 2022 Sipper #3 – Globe Amaranth (Gomphrena globosa) Easy to start from seed and just as easy to grow in a garden, globe amaranth (above) is a lazy gardener's dream. Steve Bender, Southern Living, 24 May 2021 DIY Lei Po’o Step 1: Prep Gather botanicals that will hold up well without water, such as ferns, hydrangea, or globe amaranth. Sunset, 22 Jan. 2018 Single flower: Purple globe amaranth gomphrena, $15 at driedflowersforever.com. Katy Schneider, The Cut, 4 Feb. 2018 Flowers which air dry well include goldenrod, hydrangea, statice, strawflower, celosia, rosebuds, yarrow, globe amaranth, grass plumes, rudbeckia, bachelor's buttons, zinnias and sunflower, to name a few. Dan Gill, NOLA.com, 4 Nov. 2017

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Word History

First Known Use

1733, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of globe amaranth was in 1733

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“Globe amaranth.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/globe%20amaranth. Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

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