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Definition of "amaranthine" [am•a•ran•thine]

  • Of, relating to, or resembling the amaranth. (adjective)
  • Eternally beautiful and unfading; everlasting. (adjective)
  • Deep purple-red. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "amaranthine" in a sentence
  • "The word amaranthine indicates both eternal, unfading beauty and (as related to the flower) a deep purple-red, and at least on me, Amaranthine is close to eternal - I get a good 24 to 36 hours of fun, and I wouldn't want to overspray."
  • "John deBrun did not recollect his past, and his amaranthine youth reflected that time itself neglected him from its memory even as it left its noticeable mark on everyone else."
  • "Think of it as the Long Tail of Friendship—in the age of queue-able social priorities, Twitter-able status updates, and amaranthine cloud memory, keeping friends requires almost no effort at all."