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Noun: prince's-plume
  1. Annual with broadly ovate leaves and slender drooping spikes of crimson flowers; southeastern Asia and Australia; naturalized in North America
    - prince's-feather, princess feather, kiss-me-over-the-garden-gate, Polygonum orientale
  2. Perennial of southwestern United States having leathery blue-green pinnatifid leaves and thick plumelike spikes of yellow flowers; sometimes placed in genus Cleome
    - desert plume, Stanleya pinnata, Cleome pinnata
  3. 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, red amaranth, purple amaranth, Amaranthus cruentus, Amaranthus hybridus hypochondriacus, Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachys

Derived forms: prince's-plumes

Type of: amaranth, subshrub, suffrutex

Part of: genus Polygonum, genus Stanleya, Polygonum, Stanleya