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Noun: amaranth  'a-mu,ranth
  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

Derived forms: amaranths

Type of: caryopsis, grain, herb, herbaceous plant

Part of: Amaranthus, genus Amaranthus

Encyclopedia: Amaranth, Ontario