amaranthine

amaranthine

[am-uh-ran-thin, -thahyn]
adjective
1.
of or like the amaranth.
2.
unfading; everlasting: a woman of amaranthine loveliness.
3.
of purplish-red color.

Origin:
1660–70; amaranth + -ine1

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amaranthine (ˌæməˈrænθaɪn)
 
adj
1.  of a dark reddish-purple colour
2.  of or resembling the amaranth

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amaranthine
1667, "unfading, undying," poetic (apparently coined by Milton), also amarantine; see amaranth. Later used of a purple color.
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