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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Any plant of the genus Gomphrena, the globe amaranths.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A genus of herbs or undershrubs, of the order Amarantaceæ, including about 80 species, especially abundant in the warmer parts of America, but found also in southern Asia and Australia.

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

  • n. genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs having flowers in close heads; tropical America and Australia


From the genus name, from the Ancient Greek γόμφος (gompros, "peg") (Wiktionary)



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