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NOUN (2)

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;

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] [1913 Webster] 2. (Bot.) A genus of ornamental annual plants (Amaranthus) of many species, with green, purplish, or crimson flowers. [1913 Webster] 3. A color inclining to purple. [1913 Webster]