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1 The Celosia cristata of Linnæus.
2 "Spica." The moderns have been enabled to equal the velvety appearance of the amaranth in the tints imparted by them to their velvets. The Italians call it the "velvet-flower."
3 The real fact is, that the amaranth, being naturally a dry flower, and having little humidity to lose, keeps better than most others.
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