from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of plants, natural order Amarantaceæ, including several long-cultivated garden-plants, as the cockscomb (A. cristatus), prince's-feather (A. hypochondriacus), love-liesbleeding (A. caudatus), etc. Several dwarf forms of A. melancholicus, with variegated or distinctly colored leaves, are favorite bedding-plants. Also written Amaranthus.
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