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  • n. Any of the genus Alternanthera of herbaceous plants in the amaranth family.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of dwarf tufted plants, natural order Amarantace┼ô: so called from the stamens being alternately fertile and barren.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. genus of low herbs of tropical America and Australia; includes genus Telanthera

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From the genus name. (Wiktionary)

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