Variant of crocus
- any of a large genus (Crocus) of spring-blooming plants of the iris family, with fleshy corms and a yellow, purple, or white flower
- an orange-yellow color; saffron
- powdered iron oxide used for polishing
Origin: Middle English ; from Classical Latin ; from Classical Greek krokos, saffron, via Semitic (as inch(es) Classical Hebrew (language) karkōm, Arabic kurkum, Aramaic kūrkāmā, saffron, crocus), ultimately ; from Sanskrit kuṅkumam
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