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 for Amaranth
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Amaranth \Am"a*ranth\, n. [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.]
     1. An imaginary flower supposed never to fade. [Poetic]
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     2. (Bot.) A genus of ornamental annual plants ({Amaranthus)
        of many species, with green, purplish, or crimson flowers.
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     3. A color inclining to purple.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: seed of amaranth plants used as a native cereal in Central
           and South America
      2: any of various plants of the genus Amaranthus having dense
         plumes of green or red flowers; often cultivated for food

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