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Definition 1: any of various plants of the genus Amaranthus having dense plumes of green or red flowers; often cultivated for food - [noun denoting plant]

(amaranth is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(... is a kind of amaranth ) bushy plant of western United States

(... is a kind of amaranth ) young leaves widely used as leaf vegetables; seeds used as cereal

(... is a kind of amaranth ) 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

(... is a kind of amaranth ) leaves sometimes used as potherbs; seeds used as cereal; southern United States to Central America; India and China

(... is a member of amaranth) large widely distributed genus of chiefly coarse annual herbs

Definition 2: seed of amaranth plants used as a native cereal in Central and South America - [noun denoting plant]

(amaranth is a kind of ...) dry seed-like fruit produced by the cereal grasses: e.g. wheat, barley, Indian corn

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