amaranth family

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cosmopolitan family of herbs and shrubs
Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot family
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the plant family Amaranthaceae, typified by herbaceous, often weedy plants having alternate or opposite leaves and small, chaffy flowers without petals in brightly colored dense clusters, including the cockscomb, pigweed, and amaranth.

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amaranth family,
a group of dicotyledonous plants, chiefly weedy herbs of warm regions, including the amaranth, cockscomb, and some of the pigweeds.

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  • amaranth family — the plant family Amaranthaceae, typified by herbaceous, often weedy plants having alternate or opposite leaves and small, chaffy flowers without petals in brightly colored dense clusters, including the cockscomb, pigweed, and amaranth. * * *… …   Universalium

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  • amaranth — noun Etymology: Latin amarantus, a flower, from Greek amaranton, from neuter of amarantos unfading, from a + marainein to waste away Date: 1548 1. any of a large genus (Amaranthus of the family Amaranthaceae, the amaranth family) of coarse annual …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • amaranth — /am euh ranth /, n. 1. an imaginary, undying flower. 2. any plant of the genus Amaranthus, some species of which are cultivated as food and some for their showy flower clusters or foliage. Cf. amaranth family. 3. Chem. a purplish red, water… …   Universalium

  • family Amaranthaceae — noun cosmopolitan family of herbs and shrubs • Syn: ↑Amaranthaceae, ↑amaranth family • Hypernyms: ↑caryophylloid dicot family • Member Holonyms: ↑Caryophyllales, ↑order Caryophyllales, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

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