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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. In the first scene neither the seventy-year-old catatonic Alex nor the sixty-nine-year-old partially incapacitated Alex overtly acknowledges the other's presence.
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A ADRIENNE SAYS: Yes, if the border is sunny and you sow quick-growing hardy annuals such as calendulas, sunflowers and love-lies-bleeding. Sowing hardy annuals is simple.
SOW annual rudbeckias, nicotianas, love-lies-bleeding and ten-week stocks in pots to have a supply of late-flowering plants to fill gaps in flowerbeds.
SOW a few pots of nicotianas, love-lies-bleeding and nasturtiums to fill gaps in late summer.
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.