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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]
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A Gyant called Amarant Guy valiantly destroyes: Whereby wrong'd Ladyes, captive Knights, Their libertie enjoyes.
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Bidders from outside Australia can register for phone bids by contacting Lisa Amarant at Racing Victoria on 00 61 3 9258 4389 or fax 00 61 3 9258 4707.
Contact the Amarant Trust on 01293-413000 (lines are open between 11am and 6pm) and talk to one of their specialist nurses.
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Here Heraud defeated Elendant and Guy slew Soldan, leader of the opposing forces, and the giant Amarant.
Then he returned and wedded Phelis, but in forty days went back to the Holy Land, where he slew the giant Amarant, and many others.
Amarant said that there are multiple "smoking guns" provided to the FCC "that should not only prove AT&T's wrongdoing but should also make it inevitable for both the FCC and the Justice Department to come to the same conclusion concerning AT&T's culpability in actively engaging in anticompetitive business practices.
This disaster was soon followed by the schooner Amarant crashing clean through the middle, and more problems were to follow when in 1898 fire burned down the pier head.