love-lies-bleeding

love-lies-bleeding

[luhv-lahyz-blee-ding]
noun
an amaranth, especially Amaranthus caudatus, having spikes of crimson flowers.

Origin:
1600–10

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love-lies-bleeding
 
n
any of several amaranthaceous plants of the genus Amaranthus, esp A. caudatus, having drooping spikes of small red flowers

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