American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A tropical Indian plant (Amaranthus caudatus) having clusters of small red flowers.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name of the red amaranths, Amarantus caudatus and A. Gangeticus, with crimson spikes and (sometimes) foliage, and small annual roots. Owing to the weak root, they often fall and lie prostrate in the garden.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Bot.) a species of amaranth (Amarantus melancholicus).
- n. young leaves widely used as leaf vegetables; seeds used as cereal
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