Definition of False saffron

1. Noun. Thistlelike Eurasian plant widely grown for its red or orange flower heads and seeds that yield a valuable oil.

Exact synonyms: Carthamus Tinctorius, Safflower
Group relationships: Carthamus, Genus Carthamus
Terms within: Safflower Seed
Terms within: Safflower Oil
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant

Lexicographical Neighbors of False Saffron

false positive
false positives
false pregnancy
false pretence
false pretense
false pretenses
false projection
false punishment
false ragweed
false return
false rib
false ringbone
false rue
false rue anemone
false saber-toothed tiger
false saffron (current term)
false sago
false sarsaparilla
false scent
false scorpion
false shower
false showers
false signal
false smut
false start
false statement
false step
false steps
false strawberry
false suture

Literary usage of False saffron

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Gray's School and Field Book of Botany: Consisting of "Lessons in Botany by Asa Gray (1887)
"... SAFFLOWER, false saffron. (Arabic name of the plant, from the properties of the orange-colored ..."

2. Foods: Their Composition and Analysis by Alexander Wynter Blyth, Meredith Wynter Blyth (1903)
"... together with his false saffron, and in the following year two men and a woman were buried alive there for the same offence.1 In all the cities of ..."

3. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1914)
"false saffron. One to 3 ft. high, glabrous, branched: Ivs. ovate, spiny-toothed, almost as broad as long: fl.-heads with upward-tapering involucre, ..."

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