amaranthine

[ am-uh-ran-thin, -thahyn ]
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adjective
  1. of or like the amaranth.

  2. unfading; everlasting: a woman of amaranthine loveliness.

  1. of purplish-red color.

Origin of amaranthine

1
First recorded in 1660–70; amaranth + -ine1

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How to use amaranthine in a sentence

  • Could mortals have desired more, even on Olympus—even in the amaranthine fields of Elysium?

    The Argosy | Various
  • A chaplet of amaranthine flowers surmounts his well earned fame.

  • It is for this crown of amaranthine glory, or blessed eternal salvation, that we are to watch and labor with fear and trembling.

  • I durstn't touch it for fear of leaving the marks of my four fingers and thumb in amaranthine!

  • They led the little one to amaranthine bowers, and wreathed around his temples the flowers that never fade.

    Olive Leaves | Lydia Howard Sigourney

British Dictionary definitions for amaranthine

amaranthine

/ (ˌæməˈrænθaɪn) /


adjective
  1. of a dark reddish-purple colour

  2. of or resembling the amaranth

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