Also found in: Thesaurus, Wikipedia.
Related to prince's feather: Amaranthus cruentus
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.
American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright © 2016 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014