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AMARANTH'US, noun [Gr.of a neg. and to decay; so called, it is said, because, when cropped, it does not soon wither.]

Flower-gentle; a genus of plants, of many species. Of these the tricolored has long been cultivated in gardens, on account of the beauty of its variegated leaves.

AM'ARANTH, noun A color inclining to purple.