- of or like the amaranth.
- unfading; everlasting: a woman of amaranthine loveliness.
- of purplish-red color.
Origin of amaranthine
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Examples from the Web for amaranthine
On the sculptor's side, the amaranthine flower was already in full blow.The Marble Faun, Volume II.
At the bottom of this dell the flowers have an amaranthine bloom.'Midst the Wild Carpathians
It made him jealous to imagine them lost in this amaranthine profundity.Sinister Street, vol. 2
We are not in a hurry, because the crown we are seeking is amaranthine, unfading.Our Lady Saint Mary
J. G. H. Barry
Thoughts of amaranthine bloom will spring up in the fields ploughed to give food to suffering men.Life Without and Life Within
- of a dark reddish-purple colour
- of or resembling the amaranth
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Word Origin and History for amaranthine
1660s, "unfading, undying," poetic (apparently coined by Milton), also amarantine; see amaranth. Later used of a purple color.
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