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Noun: prince's-feather  'prin-siz'fe-thu(r)
  1. Annual with broadly ovate leaves and slender drooping spikes of crimson flowers; southeastern Asia and Australia; naturalized in North America
    - princess feather, kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate, prince's-plume, Polygonum orientale
  2. 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
    - gentleman's-cane, prince's-plume, red amaranth, purple amaranth, Amaranthus cruentus, Amaranthus hybridus hypochondriacus, Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachys

Derived forms: prince's-feathers

Type of: amaranth, subshrub, suffrutex

Part of: genus Polygonum, Polygonum

Encyclopedia: Prince's-feather