Joseph's-coat

[ joh-zuhfs-koht, -suhfs- ]
/ ˈdʒoʊ zəfsˈkoʊt, -səfs- /

noun

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

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Origin of Joseph's-coat

An Americanism dating back to 1865–70; named after Joseph (def. 1) and his coat of many colors (Genesis 37:3)
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