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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Amianthus \Am`i*an"thus\, n. [L. amiantus, Gr. ? ? (lit., unsoiled stone) a greenish stone, like asbestus; 'a priv. + ? to stain, to defile; so called from its incombustibility.] (Min.) Earth flax, or mountain flax; a soft silky variety of asbestus. [1913 Webster]