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prince's-feather

[prin-siz-feth-er] /ˈprɪn sɪzˈfɛθ ər/
noun
1.
a tall, showy plant, Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachys, of the amaranth family, having reddish foliage and thick spikes of small, red flowers.
2.
a hairy, much-branched, plant, Polygonum orientale, of the buckwheat family, native to Asia and Australia, having pink or rose-colored flower spikes, naturalized in North America.
Origin of prince's-feather
1620-1630
First recorded in 1620-30
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British Dictionary definitions for prince's feather

prince's feather

noun
1.
an amaranthaceous garden plant, Amaranthus hybridus hypochondriacus, with spikes of bristly brownish-red flowers
2.
a tall tropical polygonaceous plant, Polygonum orientale, with hanging spikes of pink flowers
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