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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It's English name comes from the Greek amarantus, meaning "never fading", an apt designation, given the varying degrees of esteem and loathing in which this humble plant has been held.
Commissiong, who will be chief business officer, said the new name is derived from the Latin "amarantus" and means "one who does not wither."
Its hills were white with marble and green with gardens, and traced and spotted and flecked with gold; its thoroughfares were bright with color -- white, purple, yellow, scarlet -- like a field of roses and amarantus.
In Italta vioHs fuceedit rofa t buic intervenit litium: rofam cyanus excipitf ejanum amarantus, De myrto plura lib. z* an -