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Joseph's-coat

[joh-zuh fs-koht, -suh fs-]
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noun
  1. 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

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