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am·a·ranth

, amaranthum (am'ă-ranth, am-ă-ran'thŭm), [C.I. 16185]
An azo dye; a soluble reddish-brown powder that turns magenta red in solution; used as a food, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic coloring agent, and occasionally in histology.
[G. amaranthon, a never-fading flower]

am·a·ranth

(am'ă-ranth)
A weed (Amaranthus) of widespread geographic distribution; some species are consumed as a foodstuff; its prolific ability to produce seed allows its use as a flour. Purported value both internally and externally (e.g., astringent).
Synonym(s): love-lies-bleeding, red cockscomb.
[G. amaranthon, a never-fading flower]