amaranthine

[am-uh-ran-thin, -thahyn]
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Origin of amaranthine

First recorded in 1660–70; amaranth + -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for amaranthine

amaranthine

adjective
  1. of a dark reddish-purple colour
  2. of or resembling the amaranth
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Word Origin and History for amaranthine
adj.

1660s, "unfading, undying," poetic (apparently coined by Milton), also amarantine; see amaranth. Later used of a purple color.

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