Definition of Croceous

1. a. Of, pertaining to, or like, saffron; deep reddish yellow.



Definition of Croceous

1. Adjective. Of or like saffron; deep reddish yellow. ¹

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Definition of Croceous

1. croceate [adj] - See also: croceate

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Croceous

croakers
croakier
croakiest
croakily
croaking
croaks
croaky
croatia
croc
crocacin
croceate
crocein
croceine
croceines
croceins
croceous (current term)
crocetin
croche
croches
crochet
crochet hook
crochet needle
crochet stitch
crocheted
crocheter
crocheters
crocheting
crochets
crochetwork
croci

Literary usage of Croceous

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1. A Dictionary of the English Language by Samuel Johnson, John Walker, Robert S. Jameson (1828)
"... making unfair comparisons of the present with the past. CROATS, (kro'-ats) n. ». Irregular troops, formed of natives of Croatia. croceous, (kro'-she-n? ..."

2. Synoptical Flora of North America: The Gamopetalae, Being a Second Edition by Asa Gray (1888)
"... to be " croceous." L. glandulifera, On iV Diffusely much branched from an erect stem, ni«rc rigid, above glabrous nr early ..."

3. Camps and Prisons: Twenty Months in the Department of the Gulf by Augustine Joseph Hickey Duganne (1865)
"... that it was of the peculiar tint which possessors thereof claim to be golden, but which a censorious world will swear to be of a croceous hue. ..."

4. Psyche by Cambridge Entomological Club (1893)
"Female fuscous ; upper wings with the lines & maculae dark & somewhat hoary ; under wings croceous, with the same concentric arcs & pupil as the male. ..."

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