amaranth family


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am′aranth fam`ily


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a family, Amaranthaceae, of herbaceous plants with alternate or opposite leaves and small, chaffy flowers in brightly colored dense clusters: includes the cockscomb and amaranth.
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Noun1.amaranth family - cosmopolitan family of herbs and shrubsamaranth family - cosmopolitan family of herbs and shrubs
caryophylloid dicot family - family of relatively early dicotyledonous plants including mostly flowers
Caryophyllales, Chenopodiales, order Caryophyllales, order-Chenopodiales - corresponds approximately to the older group Centrospermae
Amaranthus, genus Amaranthus - large widely distributed genus of chiefly coarse annual herbs
Alternanthera, genus Alternanthera - genus of low herbs of tropical America and Australia; includes genus Telanthera
Celosia, genus Celosia - annual or perennial herbs or vines of tropical and subtropical America and Asia and Africa
Froelichia, genus Froelichia - genus of erect or procumbent herbs of the Americas having spikes of woolly white flowers: cottonweed
genus Gomphrena, Gomphrena - genus of tropical herbs or subshrubs having flowers in close heads; tropical America and Australia
genus Iresine, Iresine - genus of tropical American herbs or subshrubs
genus Telanthera, Telanthera - used in former classifications systems; now included in genus Alternanthera
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Quinoa is a flowering plant in the amaranth family that is rich in vitamins and antioxidants that can help protect against common skin issues, from damaged skin, to fine lines and wrinkles.
After seeing the picture that we posted in our blog, Nanding, as we often call him, readily knew that it is an Alternanthera species belonging to the Amaranth family to which the kutsarita that you and I know also belongs.
The restaurant's namesake is in the amaranth family.