Definition of Carthamus
1. Noun. Safflower.
Generic synonyms: Asterid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Aster Family, Asteraceae, Compositae, Family Asteraceae, Family Compositae
Member holonyms: Carthamus Tinctorius, False Saffron, Safflower
Medical Definition of Carthamus
1. The dried florets of Carthamus tinctorius (family Compositae). See: safflower oil. Synonym: safflower. Origin: Ar. Qurtum, fr. Qartama, paint; the plant yields a dye (05 Mar 2000)
Lexicographical Neighbors of Carthamus
Literary usage of Carthamus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Elements of the Art of Dyeing: With a Description of the Art of Bleaching by by Claude-Louis Berthollet, Amédée B. Berthollet, Andrew Ure (1824)
"carthamus or safflower (carthamus tinctorius), the flower of which alone is used in dyeing, is an annual plant cultivated in Spain, Egypt, and the Levant. ..."
2. A Practical Flora for Schools and Colleges by Oliver Rivington Willis (1894)
"The carthamus is indigenous to all eastern Asia and the Levant, and has been introduced into ... carthamus is derived froin the Arabic word quartern, paint. ..."
3. Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians, by John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"The carthamus tinctorius is now proved ... The carthamus was not only cultivated for the ... carthamus ..."
4. A Practical Treatise on the Manufacture of Colors for Painting: Comprising by Jean René Denis Riffault des Hêtres, Armand Denis Vergnaud, G. Alvar Toussaint (1874)
"carthamus red is the red coloring principle of the ... called carthamus, safflower, German saffron, safra- num, etc., which is very different from the ..."
5. A Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines: Containing a Clear Exposition by Andrew Ure (1844)
"carthamus contains two coloring matters, one yellow and the other red. The first alone is soluble in waler ; its solution is always turbid : with re-avents ..."
6. A Second Series of the Manners and Customs of the Ancient Egyptians by John Gardner Wilkinson (1841)
"... though it may be doubted if peas and hemp were formerly grown in the valley of the Nile. The carthamus was not only cultivated for the ..."
7. The Magazine of Science, and Schools of Art (1842)
"U»THAMUS, or safflower (carthamus tinctorial), I tt£ lower of which alone is used in dyeing, is an I mal plant cultivated in Spain, ..."
8. Ures̓ Dictionary of Arts, Manufactures, and Mines: Containing a Clear by Andrew Ure (1860)
"The yellow matter of carthamus is not employed ; but in order to extract this portion, the carthamus is put into a bag, which is trodden under water, ..."