Definition of Carthamus tinctorius
1. Noun. Thistlelike Eurasian plant widely grown for its red or orange flower heads and seeds that yield a valuable oil.
Group relationships: Carthamus, Genus Carthamus
Terms within: Safflower Seed
Terms within: Safflower Oil
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
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Literary usage of Carthamus tinctorius
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1. A Second Series of the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"The Carthamus tinctorius is now proved, by the discovery of its seeds in a tomb at Thebes, to have been an old Egyptian plant; and there is reason to ..."
2. The Medicinal Plants of the Philippines by Trinidad Hermenegildo Pardo de Tavera (1901)
"Receptacle nude. HABITAT.—Grows throughout the islands and is well known. Carthamus tinctorius, L. NOM. VULG.—Azafrán de la tierra, Sp.; Sir!, ..."
3. The Treasury of Botany: A Popular Dictionary of the Vegetable Kingdom; with by John Lindley (1866)
"The Bastard Saffron, Carthamus tinctorius. SAFFRON. ... (Fr.l Carthamus tinctorius. RAFT. A name applied in the African island of St. Thomas to the fruit of ..."