amaranth

Definitions of amaranth
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n any of various plants of the genus Amaranthus having dense plumes of green or red flowers; often cultivated for food

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Amaranthus albus, Amaranthus graecizans, tumbleweed
bushy plant of western United States
Amaranthus caudatus, love-lies-bleeding, tassel flower, velvet flower
young leaves widely used as leaf vegetables; seeds used as cereal
Amaranthus cruentus, Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachys, Amaranthus hybridus hypochondriacus, gentleman's-cane, prince's-feather, prince's-plume, purple amaranth, red amaranth
tall showy tropical American annual having hairy stems and long spikes of usually red flowers above leaves deeply flushed with purple; seeds often used as cereal
Amaranthus hypochondriacus, pigweed
leaves sometimes used as potherbs; seeds used as cereal; southern United States to Central America; India and China
Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

n seed of amaranth plants used as a native cereal in Central and South America

Type of:
caryopsis, grain
dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn

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