AMARANTUS


AMARANTUS
AMARANTUS
Pliniô auctore, spica purpurea est verius, quam flos aliquis et ipse sine odore. Mirum in eo, gaudere decerpi et laetius venasci. Provenit Augusto mense, durat in aukumnum. Alexandrino palma, qui decerptus asservatur. Mirumque, postquam desecêre cuncti flores madefactus aquâ reviviscit et hibernas coronas facit. Summa eius natura in nomine est appellato, quia non marcescat. In nomine et cyani color, item elichrysi. Omnes autem hi flores non fuêre in usu Alexandri Magni aetate ---- manifestum est postea placuisse. A Graecis tamen repertos quis dubitet: non aliter Italiâ usurpante nomina illorum? et c. l. 21. c. 8. Eum sic describit Franc. Pomey: Flos est Amarantus, minime flos; cum nec turgescat in salycem, nec dehiscat in florem, nec in floia explicetur, nec certam induat, sed in quamvis passim figur am temere luxuriet. Cristam citius dixeris herbescentem et sativam, innumeris contextam filis saturatae purpurae, multifarie coeuntibus; at polite adeo nitentem splendidamque, ut segmentum bombycinum beteromalli cramesini potius intueri te credas, quam florem, quin etiam tum coloris fulgore, tum nitore staminum, heteromallum vincit et obscurat; ex quo cognomen ei vulgo factum est, HETEROMALLI VICTOR FLOS. Gall. Passe velours. De ordine Equestri, cui ab hoc flore nomen, instituto a Christina Regina Sueciae, consule modernos Scriptores.

Hofmann J. Lexicon universale. 1698.

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  • Amarantus — (A. L.), Pflanzengattung aus der natürlichen Familie der Amarantaeêen, zur Monöcie Pentandrie L. gehörig; Arten: sehr zahlreich, durchaus einjährig, mehrere als Zierpflanzen aufgenommen; A. caudatus (Fuchsschwanz, Tausendschön), wegen seiner… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Amarantus — L. (»unverwelklich«, Amarant, Fuchsschwanz, Samtblume), Gattung der Amarantazeen, meist einjährige Kräuter mit wechselständigen, linearen bis eiförmigen Blättern, polygamen oder diklinen, knäuelig gehäuften Blüten in oft sehr reich verzweigten,… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Amarántus — L., Amarant, Samtblume, Fuchsschwanz, Pflanzengattg. der Amarantazeen, einjährige Kräuter mit zu Knäueln oder Scheinähren vereinigten einhäufig polygamen Blüten. A. Blitum L. ist gemeines Unkraut und wird in Südeuropa als Gemüse gegessen …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Amarantus — Amaranthus Am a*ran thus ([a^]m [.a]*r[a^]n th[u^]s), ||Amarantus Am a*ran tus ([a^]m [.a]*r[a^]n t[u^]s), n. Same as {Amaranth}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amarantus albus — Tumbleweed Tum ble*weed , n. (Bot.) Any plant which habitually breaks away from its roots in the autumn, and is driven by the wind, as a light, rolling mass, over the fields and prairies; as witch grass, wild indigo, {Amarantus albus}, etc. [1913 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amarantus caudatus — Prince Prince, n. [F., from L. princeps, cipis, the first, chief; primus first + capere to take. See {Prime}, a., and {Capacious}.] 1. The one of highest rank; one holding the highest place and authority; a sovereign; a monarch; originally… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amarantus caudatus — Thrumwort Thrum wort , n. (Bot.) A kind of amaranth ({Amarantus caudatus}). Dr. Prior. [1913 Webster] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amarantus melancholicus — Flower gentle Flow er gen tle, n. (Bot.) A species of amaranth ({Amarantus melancholicus}). [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Amarantus melancholicus — Love Love (l[u^]v), n. [OE. love, luve, AS. lufe, lufu; akin to E. lief, believe, L. lubet, libet, it pleases, Skr. lubh to be lustful. See {Lief}.] 1. A feeling of strong attachment induced by that which delights or commands admiration; pre[… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • AMRANTUS — Amarantus …   Abbreviations in Latin Inscriptions


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