amaranth amaranth  /ˈæ mə ˌrænθ/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) seed of amaranth plants used as a native cereal in Central and South America
  2. (n) any of various plants of the genus Amaranthus having dense plumes of green or red flowers; often cultivated for food

Usage(s):

  1. Conceived to reduce waste, the company's boxes are embedded with seeds like sweet basil and flowering amaranth.
  2. The Madonna which emerged, with amaranth-red robe, gilt-edged blue veil and glittering gold medallion is judged by critics the finest Martini oil painting known.

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  1. "In my view, the collapse last fall of the Amaranth Advisors LLC hedge fund, with its large positions in natural gas markets, suggests Congressional oversight in this area is warranted," Bingaman said.
    on Apr 16, 2007 By: Jeff Bingaman Source: Reuters

  2. On Amarnath Yatra security, Chidambaram said: "We will provide full protection to Amaranth Yatris."
    on Jun 30, 2010 By: P Chidambaram Source: indiablooms

  3. The suit alleges that Black and Winters lied to Griffin, saying "Amaranth is not as solvent as they are telling you they are."
    on Nov 13, 2007 By: Kenneth Griffin Source: Bloomberg

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