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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.

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

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

Etymologies

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

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