Joseph's-coat

[ joh-zuh fs-koht, -suh fs- ]
/ ˈdʒoʊ zəfsˈkoʊt, -səfs- /

noun

a cultivated form of Amaranthus tricolor, having headlike clusters of small flowers and blotched and colored leaves.
Compare tampala.

Origin of Joseph's-coat

1865–70, Americanism; named after Joseph(def 1) and his coat of many colors (Gen. 37:3)
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