prince's feather

noun

: a showy widely cultivated annual plant (Amaranthus hypochondriacus or A. cruentus) of the amaranth family having dense usually red spikes of flowers

Word History

First Known Use

1668, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of prince's feather was in 1668

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“Prince's feather.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prince%27s%20feather. Accessed 9 Feb. 2023.

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