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n. species of crocus plant bearing orange stigmas and purple flowers; spice and food coloring derived from the stigmas of the saffron crocus
adj. having a yellowish-orange coloring
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Saffron (pronounced ) is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the saffron crocus. Crocus is a genus in the family Iridaceae. Each saffron crocus grows to and bears up to four flowers, each with three vivid crimson stigmas, which are each the distal end of a carpel. Together with the styles, or stalks that connect the stigmas to their host plant, the dried stigmas are used mainly in various cuisines as a seasoning and colouring agent. Saffron, long among the world's most costly spices by weight, is native to Southwest Asia and was first cultivated in Greece. As a genetically monomorphic clone, it was slowly propagated throughout much of Eurasia and was later brought to parts of North Africa, North America, and Oceania.
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1. Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food
(synonym) saffron crocus, Crocus sativus
2. dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus
(hypernym) flavorer, flavourer, flavoring, flavouring, seasoner, seasoning
(part-holonym) saffron crocus, Crocus sativus
3. a shade of yellow tinged with orange
(synonym) orange yellow
(hypernym) yellow, yellowness
(hyponym) ocher, ochre
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n. šafrán; šafránová žluť
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