amaranthine

[am-uh-ran-thin, -thahyn]

adjective

of or like the amaranth.
unfading; everlasting: a woman of amaranthine loveliness.
of purplish-red color.

Nearby words

  1. amanullah khan,
  2. amapá,
  3. amaranth,
  4. amaranth family,
  5. amaranthaceous,
  6. amarelle,
  7. amaretti,
  8. amaretto,
  9. amarillo,
  10. amarine

Origin of amaranthine

First recorded in 1660–70; amaranth + -ine1

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British Dictionary definitions for amaranthine

amaranthine

adjective

of a dark reddish-purple colour
of or resembling the amaranth
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Word Origin and History for amaranthine

amaranthine

adj.

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

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