Definition of Saffron crocus

1. Noun. Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food.

Exact synonyms: Crocus Sativus, Saffron
Terms within: Saffron
Generic synonyms: Crocus



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saffron Crocus

saffi
saffian
saffians
saffis
safflor
safflorite
safflorites
safflors
safflow
safflower
safflower oil
safflower seed
safflowers
saffranine
saffron
saffron crocus (current term)
saffroned
saffronlike
saffrons
saffrony
safing
saframycin
saframycins
safranal
safranin
safranin O
safranine
safranines
safranins
safranophil

Literary usage of Saffron crocus

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1. The Shakespeare Garden by Esther Singleton (1922)
"IX saffron crocus and Cuckoo-flowers saffron crocus (Crocus verus sativus Autumnalis). Shakespeare speaks of saffron as a color—"the saffron wings of Iris" ..."

2. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1874)
"The saffron crocus blossoms in October, but it is not commonly seen in our gardens. It is, however, extensively cultivated for its produce of saffron in ..."

3. Pharmacographia; a History of the Principal Drugs of Vegetable Origin, Met by Friedrich August Flückiger, Daniel Hanburgy (1879)
"The saffron crocus is supposed to be indigenous to Greece, Asia Minor, ... As to France, Italy, and Germany, it is commonly said that the saffron crocus was ..."

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