prince's feather


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Related to prince's feather: Amaranthus cruentus

prince's feather

(prĭn′sĭz)
n.
1. Either of two plants (Amaranthus hypochondriacus or A. cruentus) having reddish foliage and dense panicles of brownish-red flowers.
2. A tall plant (Persicaria orientalis) of Asia and Australia, having hairy stems, broadly ovate leaves, and long spikes of pink or rose flowers.

prince's feather

n
1. (Plants) an amaranthaceous garden plant, Amaranthus hybridus hypochondriacus, with spikes of bristly brownish-red flowers
2. (Plants) a tall tropical polygonaceous plant, Polygonum orientale, with hanging spikes of pink flowers
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Amaranthus cruentus, from the Americas, is an annual that grows up to 2m (6ft 6in) - producing flower clusters that earn the nickname prince's feather.
Launching the initiative at Welshpool during the Prince's visit to Wales, M&S said it will promote the scheme in-store from July 4, with the Prince's feathers on packs of lamb.
Images released showed the original date '8th April 2005' printed on the reverse under the prince's feathers.