globe-amaranth

globe amaranth

noun
a plant, Gomphrena globosa, native to the Old World tropics, having dense heads of variously colored flowers that retain their color when cut.

Origin:
1725–35; so called from the globose flower head

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globe amaranth

noun
tropical American herb having rose to red or purple flowers that can be dried without losing color 
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