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princess feather

Definition:

an annual with broadly ovate leaves and slender drooping spikes of crimson flowers; southeastern Asia and Australia; naturalized in North America

Class:

plant noun (plants and fungi)

Plural:

princess feathers

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Amaranthus hypochondriacus [species] | Prince-of-Wales feather | prince's feather

an ornamental plant commonly known as Prince-of-Wales feather or prince's feather. Originally endemic to Mexico, it's called quelite, blero and quintonil in Spanish. In Africa, like many other species in the family Amaranthaceae, it's valued as source... (37 of 298 words, 2 images)

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Collins Dictionary:

prince's feather | Polygonum orientale [species, sense-specific]

an amaranthaceous garden plant, "Amaranthus hybridus hypochondriacus", with spikes of bristly brownish-red flowers | a tall tropical polygonaceous ... (17 of 213 words, 2 definitions)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/prince-s-feather

Random House Dictionary:

prince's-feather | Polygonum orientale [species, sense-specific]

a tall, showy plant, "Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachys", of the amaranth family, having reddish foliage and thick spikes of small, red flowers. | a ... (22 of 53 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/princes-feather

American Heritage Dictionary:

prince's feather | Polygonum orientale [species, sense-specific]

A tall plant "(Polygonum orientale") of Asia and Australia, having hairy stems, broadly ovate leaves, and long spikes of pink or rose flowers. | ... (23 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

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New World Dictionary:

prince's-feather

a tropical pigweed (Amaranthus hybridus erythrostachyus), sometimes grown as a garden flower for its elongated spikes of bristly, red flowers (20 of 23 words, pronunciation)

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Wiktionary:

Polygonum

A taxonomic genus within the family Polygonaceae -- including the various knotweeds, smartweeds, and bistort. (14 of 16 words)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/Polygonum

Merriam-Webster:

subshrub | undershrub [subshrub]

a perennial plant having woody stems except for the terminal part of the new growth which is killed back annually ; also, a low shrub (25 of 39 words, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/subshrub

Oxford Dictionary:

subshrub | subshrubby [derived]

Syllabification: (sub·shrub) | [botany] | a dwarf shrub, especially one that is woody only at the base. (15 of 37 words, 3 definitions, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/american english​/subshrub

subshrub [botany] | undershrub | subshrubby [derived]

a dwarf shrub, especially one that is woody only at the base (12 of 34 words, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/subshrub

Encarta Dictionary:

prince's-feather | prince's-feathers [plural]

a tall annual plant with reddish leaves. Flowers: red, in spikes. Native to: North America. Family Amaranthus. | a tall plant with oval leaves. ... (23 of 57 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861732588​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

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prince's-feather

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YourDictionary Audio:

prince's-feather

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "prince's-feather" by speech synthesizer

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