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 for Amianthus
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Amianthus \Am`i*an"thus\, n. [L. amiantus, Gr. ? ? (lit.,
     unsoiled stone) a greenish stone, like asbestus; 'a priv. + ?
     to stain, to defile; so called from its incombustibility.]
     (Min.)
     Earth flax, or mountain flax; a soft silky variety of
     asbestus.
     [1913 Webster]

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