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amaranthine

[am-uh-ran-thin, -thahyn] /ˌæm əˈræn θɪn, -θaɪn/
adjective
1.
of or like the amaranth.
2.
unfading; everlasting:
a woman of amaranthine loveliness.
3.
of purplish-red color.
Origin
1660-1670
1660-70; amaranth + -ine1
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British Dictionary definitions for amaranthine

amaranthine

/ˌæməˈrænθaɪn/
adjective
1.
of a dark reddish-purple colour
2.
of or resembling the amaranth
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Word Origin and History for amaranthine
adj.

1660s, "unfading, undying," poetic (apparently coined by Milton), also amarantine; see amaranth. Later used of a purple color.

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