amarantus definition

  • noun:
    • A genus of plants, natural order Amarantaceæ, including a few long-cultivated garden-plants, while the cockscomb (A. cristatus), prince's-feather (A. hypochondriacus), love-liesbleeding (A. caudatus), etc. Several dwarf types of A. melancholicus, with variegated or distinctly coloured leaves, are preferred bedding-plants. Additionally written Amaranthus.

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