amaranthine

[ am-uh-ran-thin, -thahyn ]
/ ˌæm əˈræn θɪn, -θaɪn /

adjective

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

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Origin of amaranthine

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

amaranthine
/ (ˌæməˈrænθaɪn) /

adjective

of a dark reddish-purple colour
of or resembling the amaranth
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