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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]
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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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Cockscomb (Celosia argentea L.) an important summer annual flowering plant belonging to family Amaranthaceae is used in landscaping worldwide.
Sharing the lanes with Anemone, from the tournament's second group, Cockscomb registered a team total of 3,102 pins while Anemone went for 3,424.
The list includes [[N+N].sub.N] such as cabrahigo 'wild fig', literally 'goat-fig', casamuro 'rampart', literally 'house-wall', gallocresta 'cockscomb', literally 'rooster-comb'.
There are 40 jaguars in Cockscomb Reserve, in Belize, where 350 species of birds caw and chatter in 150,000 acres of jungle, topped by giant mahogany trees.
These include Belize's 100,000-acre Cockscomb Basin Wildlife Sanctuary, the only preserve created to protect jaguars.
The sticheid-pholid group included fish from a variety of families: three spine stickleback (Gasterosteus aculeatus), snake prickleback (Lumpenus sagitta), high cockscomb (Anoplarchus purpurescens), wattled eelpout (Lycodes palearis), Pacific sandfish (Trichodon trichodon), and saddleback gunnel (Pholis ornata).
Now he's sprouting a cockscomb. There is also growing evidence of a moustache and goatee.
Wants: Nonhybrid cockscomb (red fluted type), Chinese lantern, pink angel's trumpet.
Relax on an idyllic palm-studded island, snorkel a pristine coral reef, and hike in the Cockscomb Jaguar Preserve.
One of Cowper's attractive occasional poems, 'To a Young Lady, with a Present of Two Cockscombs', puns on cockscomb = (a) an ornamental plant of the genus celosia, (b) a fop: