• Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Amarantus Same as Amaranth.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n amarantus A genus of plants, natural order Amarantaceæ, including several long-cultivated garden-plants, as the cockscomb (A. cristatus), prince's-feather (A. hypochondriacus), love-liesbleeding (A. caudatus), etc. Several dwarf forms of A. melancholicus, with variegated or distinctly colored leaves, are favorite bedding-plants. Also written Amaranthus.
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In literature:

Amarantus Blitum, L. 161.
"Southern Arabia" by Theodore Bent
Characters of Amarantus, except that the flowers are completely dioecious and the pistillate ones without calyx.
"The Manual of the Botany of the Northern United States" by Asa Gray

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