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Amaranths in a garden.
 
Amaranth seeds.

EtymologyEdit

From Latin amarantus (influenced by plant names derived from Ancient Greek ἄνθος (ánthos)), from Ancient Greek ἀμάραντος (amárantos, unfading).

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈæ.məɹ.ænθ/, /ˈæ.məɹ.ænt/
  • Hyphenation: am‧a‧ranth

NounEdit

amaranth (countable and uncountable, plural amaranths)

  1. (botany) Any of various herbs, of the genus Amaranthus.
    Synonym: pigweed
  2. Their flowers' characteristic purplish red color; a red to purple azo dye used as a food colouring and in cosmetics.
    amaranth colour:  
    Synonym: E123
  3. (cooking) The seed of these plants, used as a cereal.

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