prince's feather
noun Date: 1629 a showy widely cultivated annual plant (Amaranthus hypochondriacus or A. cruentus) of the amaranth family having dense usually red spikes of flowers

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  • Prince's feather — Prince Prince, n. [F., from L. princeps, cipis, the first, chief; primus first + capere to take. See {Prime}, a., and {Capacious}.] 1. The one of highest rank; one holding the highest place and authority; a sovereign; a monarch; originally… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • prince's feather — noun 1. A tall showy Amaranthus with spikes of rose coloured flowers 2. London pride 3. Any of various other plants • • • Main Entry: ↑prince …   Useful english dictionary

  • prince's-feather — [prin′siz feth′ər] n. a tropical pigweed (Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachyus), sometimes grown as a garden flower for its elongated spikes of bristly, red flowers …   English World dictionary

  • prince's-feather — baltasėklis burnotis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Burnotinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, pašarinis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Amaranthus hypochondriacus), kilęs iš Šiaurės Amerikos; jo lapai valgomi, iš sėklų gaminami miltai.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • prince's-feather — prince′ s feath′er n. pln a tall, showy plant, Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachys, of the amaranth family, having reddish foliage and thick spikes of small, red flowers • Etymology: 1620–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • prince's-feather — noun 1. tall showy tropical American annual having hairy stems and long spikes of usually red flowers above leaves deeply flushed with purple; seeds often used as cereal • Syn: ↑gentleman s cane, ↑prince s plume, ↑red amaranth, ↑purple amaranth,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • prince's-feather — /prin siz feth euhr/, n. 1. a tall, showy plant, Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachys, of the amaranth family, having reddish foliage and thick spikes of small, red flowers. 2. a hairy, much branched, plant, Polygonum orientale, of the buckwheat… …   Universalium

  • prince's feather — noun a tall South American plant with upright brush like spikes of small red flowers. [Amaranthus hypochondriacus.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • prince's-feather — /prɪnsəz ˈfɛðə/ (say prinsuhz fedhuh) noun 1. a tall, showy, garden annual, a variety of Amaranthus hybridus, bearing thick crowded spikes of small red flowers. 2. any of certain related plants. 3. a tall, tropical annual, Polygonum orientale,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • prince's-feather amaranth — baltasėklis burnotis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Burnotinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, maistinis, pašarinis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Amaranthus hypochondriacus), kilęs iš Šiaurės Amerikos; jo lapai valgomi, iš sėklų gaminami miltai.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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