American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or resembling the amaranth.
- adj. Eternally beautiful and unfading; everlasting.
- adj. Deep purple-red.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of or pertaining to the amaranth; consisting of, containing, or resembling amaranth.
- Never-fading, like the amaranth of the poets; imperishable.
- Of a purplish color. Also written amarantine.
- n. A dark reddish purple colour.
- adj. Of a dark reddish purple colour
- adj. unfading, eternal, immortal, infinite
- adj. relating to the imaginary amaranth flower that never fades
- adj. relating to, or having the form of plants of the genus Amaranthus
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Of or pertaining to amaranth.
- adj. Unfading, as the poetic amaranth; undying.
- adj. Of a purplish color.
- adj. of or related to the amaranth plant
- adj. of an imaginary flower that never fades
- From amaranth, referring to the color of the flowers (Wiktionary)
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“John deBrun did not recollect his past, and his amaranthine youth reflected that time itself neglected him from its memory even as it left its noticeable mark on everyone else.”
“Think of it as the Long Tail of Friendship—in the age of queue-able social priorities, Twitter-able status updates, and amaranthine cloud memory, keeping friends requires almost no effort at all.”
“The combo of EMI and Warner Music would boast a horde of chart-topping musicians like Coldplay, amaranthine songstress Madonna and rapper Eminem.”
“As we trooped out of St. Peter's basilica that day, spreading our amaranthine stain over the great parvis, a palpable euphoria thrilled through the entire body.”
“I had heard of the famous tapestries of Guermantes, I could see them, mediaeval and blue, a trifle coarse, detach themselves like a floating cloud from the legendary, amaranthine name at the foot of the ancient forest in which”
“Eleanor wanted to assure her Elm Creek Manor was not some mean farmhouse, but even more, she wanted to shake her mother and ask her how she could be so blind to the amaranthine sky, the rolling green hills, the lush forests that in autumn would be ablaze with color, breathtaking in their beauty.”
“Beyond that could be seen the shadowy shapes of other islands in the Dodecanese and, in the sharp light of winter, even the amaranthine undulations of the Turkish coast forty miles away.”
“Not even a tropical paradise, with its warm, glowing sky and balmy atmosphere, its "ambrosial fruits and amaranthine flowers," could charm us into oblivion of home, and those who made it dear; or diminish the bitterness of the thought of being cut off for ever from human intercourse, and of having all our plans of life deranged and frustrated.”
“But _Love_ is the elastic, all-embracing band, which, wreathed with amaranthine flowers, endures when time shall be no more!”
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