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This name derives from the Ancient Greek “Amáranthos (Αμάρανθος)”, which in turn derives from "a- (ἀ-) maraíno (μαραίνω)", meaning “no wither, unfading flower, everlasting flower“. Obviously, the name is strongly linked to “ánthos (ἄνθος)” “meaning “flower, blossom, bloom, peak, brightness, brilliance”, which in classical use, a poet's word for an imaginary flower that never fades. The Amaranthaceae, the Amaranth family, represent the most species-rich lineage within the flowering plant order of Caryophyllales. Saint Amaranthus was a Martyr venerated at Albi in southern France.

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