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Joseph's-coat

[joh-zuh fs-koht, -suh fs-] /ˈdʒoʊ zəfsˈkoʊt, -səfs-/
noun
1.
a cultivated form of Amaranthus tricolor, having headlike clusters of small flowers and blotched and colored leaves.
Compare tampala.
Origin
1865-1870
1865-70, Americanism; named after Joseph ( def 1 ) and his coat of many colors
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