the plant family Amaranthaceae, typified by herbaceous, often weedy plants having alternate or opposite leaves and small, chaffy flowers without petals in brightly colored dense clusters, including the cockscomb, pigweed, and amaranth.
a spongy substance prepared from fungi, Polyporus (Fomes) fomentarius and allied species, growing on trees, used as tinder and in surgery. noun a spongy substance made from certain fungi, such as Polyporus (or Fomes) fomentarius and related species, used as tinder to light fires, in medicine to stop bleeding, and, esp formerly, by anglers to […]
belonging to the plant family Amaranthaceae. adjective of, relating to, or belonging to the Amaranthaceae (or Amarantaceae), a family of tropical and temperate herbaceous or shrubby flowering plants that includes the amaranths and cockscomb
of or like the . unfading; everlasting: a woman of amaranthine loveliness. of purplish-red color. Historical Examples It made him jealous to imagine them lost in this amaranthine profundity. Sinister Street, vol. 2 Compton Mackenzie On the sculptor’s side, the amaranthine flower was already in full blow. The Marble Faun, Volume II. Nathaniel Hawthorne Could […]
any variety of the sour cherry, Prunus cerasus, having colorless juice. Historical Examples Despite the derivation of the name amarelle, they have less bitterness than the other group of varieties of the Sour Cherry. The Cherries of New York U. P. Hedrick Both belong to Prunus cerasus and as we gather rather better elsewhere than […]