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amaranthine (adj.)

1660s, "unfading, undying," poetic (apparently coined by Milton), also amarantine; see amaranth, name of a mythical unfading flower + -ine (1). From late 19c. of a purple color similar to that of the flowers of the ornamental plant so-called.

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Definitions of amaranthine from WordNet

amaranthine (adj.)
of or related to the amaranth plant;
amaranthine (adj.)
of an imaginary flower that never fades;
Synonyms: unfading
From wordnet.princeton.edu