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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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His full-length plays The Day Room (1986), Valparaiso (1999), and Love-Lies-Bleeding (2005) have all received multiple productions and largely positive, if muted, receptions.
There's some merciless, meticulous writing in DeLillo's new Love-Lies-Bleeding .
Adler is right to compare DeLillo and Albee's formal challenges--staging a death by splitting the dying person into three selves--but he ignores the metadramatic dimensions of Love-Lies-Bleeding which prevail in DeLillo just as surely as in Albee.
Unlike Albee's Three Tall Women, the three Alexes never directly interact with each other in Love-Lies-Bleeding.
Within the closed, inner world of Love-Lies-Bleeding, the action is filtered entirely through the perspective of the artist Alex Macklin.
Love-Lies-Bleeding consists largely of a dramatic staging of what Alex in extremis sees when he goes back to the future of his death.
Like Beckett before him, who transformed the theater space into a mindscape in plays like Endgame and Not I, DeLillo's Love-Lies-Bleeding may be understood as a self-contained solipsistic fantasy world of Alex's own device.
The little room that hosts a production of Love-Lies-Bleeding is capable of housing no less than the psychic immensity of Alex Macklins mind reckoning with death.
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SOW love-lies-bleeding - try the variety Pygmy Torch - as well as nasturtiums and annual lavateras in pots to provide plants that will add a dash of colour to fading borders in late summer.
Mr Fothergill's offers a choice of seven easy-cut flowers, including one of my favourites for dried winter arrangements, a superb Allsorts mix of Amaranthus, or Love-Lies-Bleeding.