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Amaranth

see also Quinoa

Amaranth

NOUN:   1. Any of various annuals of the genus Amaranthus having dense green or reddish clusters of tiny flowers and including several weeds, ornamentals, and food plants. Also called pigweed. 2. An imaginary flower that never fades. 3. A deep reddish purple to dark or grayish, purplish red. 4. A dark red to purple azo dye.
ETYMOLOGY:   New Latin Amaranthus, genus name, alteration of Latin amarantus, from Greek amarantos, unfading : a-, not; see a–1 + marainein, to wither; see mer- in Appendix I.
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Amaranthus caudatus

Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Caryophyllales
Family: Amaranthaceae
Subamily: Amaranthoideae
Genus: Amaranthus
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Alternative Field Crops: Amaranth -- D.H. Putnam , E.S. Oplinger, J.D. Doll , and E.M. Schulte (1989)

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Amaranth, Pigweed, Quelite-- Texas Beyond History

ANCIENT, FORGOTTEN PLANT NOW 'GRAIN OF THE FUTURE' -- New York Times (16 October 1984)

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Red-root Amaranth (A. retroflexus) --
from Thomé
Flora von Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz
1885


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