Saffron definitions

săf'rən
Orange-yellow.
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A perennial Old World plant (Crocus sativus) of the iris family, with funnel-shaped, purplish flowers having orange stigmas.
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The dried, aromatic stigmas of this plant, used in flavoring and coloring foods, and formerly in medicine.
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Orange yellow.
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A moderate or strong orange yellow to moderate orange.
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The saffron crocus plant, Crocus sativus.
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Having a orange-yellow colour.
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A corm-producing plant (Crocus sativus) native to the eastern Mediterranean region, having purple or white flowers with orange stigmas.
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The dried aromatic stigmas of this plant, used to color foods and as a cooking spice and dyestuff.
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A seasoning made from the stigma of the saffron plant.
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A dye made from the stigma of the saffron plant.
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An orange-yellow colour. The color of a lion.

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A female given name; a rare flower name from the saffron.
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Origin of saffron

From Old French safran, from Medieval Latin safranum, from Arabic زَعْفَرَان (zaʾfarān), possibly from Persian *زرپران (zar-parân).