Amalgamation to Ambigenous
(A*mal`ga*ma"tion) n. [Cf. F. amalgamation.]
1. The act or operation of compounding mercury with another metal; applied particularly to the process
of separating gold and silver from their ores by mixing them with mercury. Ure.
2. The mixing or blending of different elements, races, societies, etc.; also, the result of such combination
or blending; a homogeneous union. Macaulay.
(A*mal"ga*ma*tive) a. Characterized by amalgamation.
(A*mal"ga*ma`tor) n. One who, or that which, amalgamates. Specifically: A machine for
separating precious metals from earthy particles by bringing them in contact with a body of mercury with
which they form an amalgam.
(A*mal"ga*mize) v. t. To amalgamate. [R.]
(A*man"dine) n. [F. amande almond. See Almond.]
1. The vegetable casein of almonds.
2. A kind of cold cream prepared from almonds, for chapped hands, etc.
(A*man"i*tine) n. [Gr. a sort of fungus.] The poisonous principle of some fungi.
(A*man`u*en"sis) n.; pl. Amanuenses [L., fr. a, ab + manus hand.] A person whose
employment is to write what another dictates, or to copy what another has written.
(||A*mar"a*cus) n. [L., fr. Gr. .] A fragrant flower. Tennyson.
(Am"a*rant) n. Amaranth, 1. [Obs.] Milton.
(Am`a*ran*ta"ceous) a. (Bot.) Of, pertaining to, or resembling, the family of plants of
which the amaranth is the type.
(Am"a*ranth) n. [L. amarantus, Gr. unfading, amaranth; 'a priv. + to quench, cause to wither,
fr. a root meaning to die, akin to E. mortal; so called because its flowers do not soon wither: cf. F.
amarante. The spelling with th seems to be due to confusion with Gr. flower.]
1. An imaginary flower supposed never to fade. [Poetic]
2. (Bot.) A genus of ornamental annual plants (Amaranthus) of many species, with green, purplish, or
2. A color inclining to purple.
1. Of or pertaining to amaranth. "Amaranthine bowers." Pope.
2. Unfading, as the poetic amaranth; undying.
They only amaranthine flower on earth
3. Of a purplish color. Buchanan.
(||Am`a*ran"tus) n. Same as Amaranth.