globe amaranth
noun Date: 1733 an annual herb (Gomphrena globosa) of the amaranth family often cultivated as an ornamental for its dense globe-shaped flower heads which can be dried with nearly full retention of their color

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  • Globe amaranth — Globe Globe (gl[=o]b), n. [L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus a ball of yarn, and E. clump, golf: cf. F. globe.] 1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • globe-amaranth — dobilinė gomfrena statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Burnotinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Gomphrena globosa), kilęs iš pietų Afrikos. atitikmenys: lot. Gomphrena globosa angl. bachelor s button; common globe amaranth; globe amaranth vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • globe amaranth — a plant, Gomphrena globosa, native to the Old World tropics, having dense heads of variously colored flowers that retain their color when cut. [1725 35; so called from the globose flower head] * * * ▪ plant  (Gomphrena globosa), ornamental garden …   Universalium

  • globe amaranth — noun tropical American herb having rose to red or purple flowers that can be dried without losing color • Syn: ↑bachelor s button, ↑Gomphrena globosa • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms: ↑Gomphrena, ↑genus Gomphrena …   Useful english dictionary

  • Globe amaranth — Gomphrena (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

  • globe amaranth — /gloʊb ˈæmərənθ/ (say glohb amuhruhnth) noun → bachelor s button (def. 3) …   Australian English dictionary

  • globe amaranth —   Leihua …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • common globe-amaranth — dobilinė gomfrena statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Burnotinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Gomphrena globosa), kilęs iš pietų Afrikos. atitikmenys: lot. Gomphrena globosa angl. bachelor s button; common globe amaranth; globe amaranth vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Amaranth (disambiguation) — Amaranth may refer to:Botany* Amaranth, a genus of plants * Globe amaranth, genus of plants in the family Amaranthaceae * Purpleheart, also called amaranth wood Locations* Amaranth, Delaware, a town in the USA * Amaranth, Manitoba, a town in… …   Wikipedia

  • Globe — (gl[=o]b), n. [L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus a ball of yarn, and E. clump, golf: cf. F. globe.] 1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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