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Noun: purple amaranth
  1. Tall showy tropical American annual having hairy stems and long spikes of usually red flowers above leaves deeply flushed with purple; seeds often used as cereal
    - prince's-feather, gentleman's-cane, prince's-plume, red amaranth, Amaranthus cruentus, Amaranthus hybridus hypochondriacus, Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachys

Derived forms: purple amaranths

Type of: amaranth

Encyclopedia: Purple amaranth