Amaranthine Am`a*ran"thine, a. 1. Of or pertaining to amaranth. ``Amaranthine bowers.'' --Pope. [1913 Webster]

2. Unfading, as the poetic amaranth; undying. [1913 Webster]

They only amaranthine flower on earth Is virtue. --Cowper. [1913 Webster]

3. Of a purplish color. --Buchanan. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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