• WordNet 3.6
    • n amaranth any of various plants of the genus Amaranthus having dense plumes of green or red flowers; often cultivated for food
    • n amaranth seed of amaranth plants used as a native cereal in Central and South America
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Amaranth A color inclining to purple.
    • Amaranth (Bot) A genus of ornamental annual plants (Amaranthus) of many species, with green, purplish, or crimson flowers.
    • Amaranth An imaginary flower supposed never to fade.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n amaranth An imaginary flower supposed never to fade: used chiefly in poetry.
    • n amaranth A plant of the genus Amarantus (which see). The globe-amaranth, Gomphrena globosa, of the same natural order.
    • n amaranth A name given to mixtures of coloring matters of which the chief constituent is magenta (which see).
    • n amaranth Same as purple heart.
    • n amaranth An acid dyestuff, of the monoazo type, which dyes wool and silk a pure bluish red that is moderately fast to light and milling. It is known by various other names, as azo acid-rubine, Bordeaux S, and fast red.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Amaranth am′ar-anth a genus of plants with richly-coloured flowers, that last long without withering, as Love-lies-bleeding, early employed as an emblem of immortality
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. amarantus, Gr. , unfading, amaranth; 'a priv. + to quench, cause to wither, fr. a root meaning to die, akin to E. mortal,; -- so called because its flowers do not soon wither: cf. F. amarante,. The spelling with th, seems to be due to confusion with Gr. flower
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Through Fr. and L. from Gr. amarantos, unfading—a, neg., and root mar, to waste away; allied to L. mori, to die.


In literature:

From the fiery core of that apple, the earth, Sprang apple-amaranths divine.
"American Poetry, 1922" by Edna St. Vincent Millay
But now, Amaranthe, for your decision.
"The Flower Basket" by Unknown
His thought now was of "the region of the Amaranth," his new land "the other side of Jordan.
"A Son of the Middle Border" by Hamlin Garland
The interior ornamentation of carved oak, amaranth, citron-wood, etc., is very rich indeed.
"Harper's Round Table, July 23, 1895" by Various
Gracefully placing a chaplet of white roses and amaranths on their heads, the Empress gave them her blessing.
"Sketches of Aboriginal Life" by V. V. Vide
AMARANTHA'CEAE, the amaranths, a nat.
"The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1" by Various
There was a vase of amaranths on the mantel, and lithographs on the walls.
"The Boys of '61" by Charles Carleton Coffin
The immortal amaranth, it will not die, but last year's flowers survive to this!
"Pierre; or The Ambiguities" by Herman Melville
Rose colours inclining to amaranth.
"Wood and Garden" by Gertrude Jekyll
The SCENE lies partly in the Garret of the Cobbler, and partly in LADY AMARANTHE's Drawing-room.
"Visits and Sketches at Home and Abroad with Tales and Miscellanies Now First Collected" by Anna Jameson
Evie went half wild with joy about a certain crystal bath; I about the Amaranth Room.
"The Debit Account" by Oliver Onions
I say, will you come and meet Amaranth?
"Second String" by Anthony Hope
The amaranth wreath will in thy grasp be changed to one of roses, more fragrant indeed, but withering with a single sun!
"Life Without and Life Within" by Margaret Fuller
I mean Lady Amaranth's.
"Wild Oats" by John O'Keeffe
The Thessalian's strewed Achilles' grave with the immortal amaranth and lilies.
"Curiosities of Medical Experience" by J. G. (John Gideon) Millingen
Amaranthus retroflexus L. Amaranth family.
"Texas Honey Plants" by C. E. Sanborn
And two very beautiful crops are amaranth and saffron.
"Kashmir" by Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
You are an amaranth, indeed.
"The Silver Shield" by Sydney Grundy
Other finches like bittersweet, sorrel, and amaranth, all of which we are glad to have them eat.
"The Children's Book of Birds" by Olive Thorne Miller
As regards vegetables, I only knew of amaranth, purslane, and calabashes.
"The Voyages of Pedro Fernandez de Quiros" by Pedro Fernandez de Quiros

In poetry:

Their attitude and aspect were the same,
Alike their features and their robes of white;
But one was crowned with amaranth, as with flame,
And one with asphodels, like flakes of light.
"The Two Angels. (Birds Of Passage. Flight The First)" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
To you the stars and the angels,
And the heavens themselves are near,
And the amaranths of paradise,
That blossom all the year:
I would I could see what ye see,
And hear what ye can hear.
"My Garden" by Kate Seymour Maclean
And can it be true, that thy pure happy spirit
Hath fled from these regions of darkness and death,
In the beautiful mansions of light to inherit
The glorious palm and the amaranth wreath ?
"Stanzas, On the Death of a Young Lady" by Mary Anne Browne
Nosegays! leave them for the waking:
Throw them earthward where they grew.
Dim are such, beside the breaking
Amaranths he looks unto—-
Folded eyes see brighter colours than the open ever do.
"A Child Asleep" by Elizabeth Barrett Browning
Oh! from a garden of delight,
What fair memento did I bring!
What amaranth of colours bright,
To mark the promise of my spring?
Behold this flow'r! its leaves are wet,
With tears of lasting, vain regret!
"Retrospect Of Youth" by Matilda Betham
Beyond our earthly vision--beyond the burial sod,
Where the palm trees and the amaranths grow on the hills of God,
Oh, golden gates, that stand within the holy, heavenly place,
Open for me but a little, that I may behold her face.
"Minnie" by Kate Seymour Maclean

In news:

Palmer Amaranth Weed Confirmed in Northern Indiana.
West Lafayette, IN—Populations of the fast-spreading Palmer amaranth weed have been confirmed in five counties in northwestern Indiana, a Purdue Extension weed specialist says.
Palmer amaranth can cause considerable yield reduction.
Palmer amaranth is a very competitive weed.
A Shelburne woman was driving home around 10 pm when her vehicle broke down on a back road in Amaranth Township about a kilometre from her house.
Dry Indian Harvest Aztec Blend (a mélange of amaranth, red rice, brown rice and multi-colored split peas) 6 oz.
Indian Harvest offers this recipe for Dulce de Alegria (Amaranth Bars) More.
North Carolina State University Weed Scientist Wes Everman says he has gotten more calls about difficult to manage horseweeds this year than he has gotten concerning Palmer amaranth.
Teas are made from silver needle white tea combined with flowers including amaranth, calendula, chrysanthemum, jasmine and rose.
The stunning red color of amaranth ornaments the garden, but the seeds and leafy greens of many varieties of amaranth have also been used as food around the world for thousands of years.
"We have a critical issue arising, in that common water hempin Central and Southeast Texas and Palmer amaranth pigweed in the High Plains have started showing signs of resistance to glyphosate herbicides ," Baumann said.
Amaranth Borsuk and Brad Bouse.
Scientists say to overlap herbicide applications to control Palmer amaranth in cotton fields.
Growers from the Midwest took a field tour down south to get a first-hand look at glyphosate resistance in Palmer amaranth.
University of Illinois weed expert warns Illinois growers of increased glyphosate-resistant Palmer amaranth threat.