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