Origin of amaranth
Examples from the Web for amaranth
Look for:Purchase breads containing seeds and a mixture of healthy grains (like millet and amaranth) other than just brown rice.
Don't appear to be any night-hawk on the jack-staff—it's the Amaranth, dead sure!
And just at that moment a red glare appeared in the head of the chute and the Amaranth came springing after them!
Amiral Gravina, blackish-purple, changing to amaranth, large and full.The Book of Roses|Francis Parkman
British Dictionary definitions for amaranth
Word Origin for amaranth
Word Origin and History for amaranth
1610s, from French amarante, from Latin amarantus, from Greek amarantos, name of an unfading flower, literally "everlasting," from a- "not" + stem of marainein "die away, waste away, quench, extinguish," from PIE *mer- "to rub away, harm" (see nightmare). In classical use, a poet's word for an imaginary flower that never fades. It was applied to a genus of ornamental plants 1550s. Ending influenced by plant names with Greek -anthos "flower."