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Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Definitions for amaranthine

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

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Citations for amaranthine
Her name was Sally Travers. Dead now. Yet one day, one knows, in her everlasting memory, will be written some amaranthine song, to be heard sung through the streets of Dublin. J. P. Donleavy, The History of the Ginger Man, 1994
Every semirecluse has his amaranthine woman. Imaginary love-lies-bleeding. Don DeLillo, Ratner's Star, 1976
Origin of amaranthine
Amaranthine comes from the Greek word amáranton meaning "unfading flower," formed from the Greek maraínein, "to fade" and ánthos, "flower." It entered English in the mid-1600s.