(Greek > Latin: a suffix that is used to form hundreds of words that mean: similar to, resembling, like, characterized by, or of the nature of)
This element is also utilized to form abstract nouns; feminine common nouns; and it is used in chemistry to form names of alkaloids and bases or names of elements.
2. Of or pertaining to alkalis; of the nature of an alkali.
2. In biology, living or growing on mountains above the timberline.
2. Eternally beautiful and unfading; everlasting: Sharon was a woman of amaranthine loveliness.
3. A reference to an imaginary flower that never fades: In the story Janet was reading, the princess was told to find an amaranthine blossom which would keep her young forever, just as the blossom would never become pale and wither away.
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2. A diverse family, the Anatidae, including ducks, geese, and swans.
There are said to be 145 species of small to large water birds (Anseriformes), that exist in freshwater and coastal marine habitats.
They feed on a wide variety of plants and animals; most of them are monogamous and are solitary during breeding. They nest on the ground or in trees and some are important as game birds or domesticated fowl.
2. As the goose is conventionally (though erroneously) a type of unintelligence: Stupid, silly.
As stated in the Oxford English Dictionary.