globe amaranth

globe amaranth
a plant, Gomphrena globosa, native to the Old World tropics, having dense heads of variously colored flowers that retain their color when cut.
[1725-35; so called from the globose flower head]

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plant
 (Gomphrena globosa), ornamental garden plant of the family Amaranthaceae, native to the Old World tropics. Globe amaranth is a short annual with dense, cloverlike flower clusters that often are dried and preserved. The flowers are in groups on long stalks; they lack petals but have red, pink, orange, or white bracts.

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  • globe-amaranth — dobilinė gomfrena statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Burnotinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Gomphrena globosa), kilęs iš pietų Afrikos. atitikmenys: lot. Gomphrena globosa angl. bachelor s button; common globe amaranth; globe amaranth vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • globe amaranth — noun tropical American herb having rose to red or purple flowers that can be dried without losing color • Syn: ↑bachelor s button, ↑Gomphrena globosa • Hypernyms: ↑flower • Member Holonyms: ↑Gomphrena, ↑genus Gomphrena …   Useful english dictionary

  • globe amaranth — noun Date: 1733 an annual herb (Gomphrena globosa) of the amaranth family often cultivated as an ornamental for its dense globe shaped flower heads which can be dried with nearly full retention of their color …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Globe amaranth — Gomphrena (E) …   EthnoBotanical Dictionary

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  • common globe-amaranth — dobilinė gomfrena statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Burnotinių šeimos dekoratyvinis augalas (Gomphrena globosa), kilęs iš pietų Afrikos. atitikmenys: lot. Gomphrena globosa angl. bachelor s button; common globe amaranth; globe amaranth vok.… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

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  • Globe — (gl[=o]b), n. [L. globus, perh. akin to L. glomus a ball of yarn, and E. clump, golf: cf. F. globe.] 1. A round or spherical body, solid or hollow; a body whose surface is in every part equidistant from the center; a ball; a sphere. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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