Meadow saffron
Meadow Mead"ow, a. Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow; produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. ``Fat meadow ground.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see the particular word in the Vocabulary. [1913 Webster]

{Meadow beauty}. (Bot.) Same as {Deergrass}.

{Meadow foxtail} (Bot.), a valuable pasture grass ({Alopecurus pratensis}) resembling timothy, but with softer spikes.

{Meadow hay}, a coarse grass, or true sedge, growing in uncultivated swamp or river meadow; -- used as fodder or bedding for cattle, packing for ice, etc. [Local, U. S.]

{Meadow hen}. (Zo["o]l.) (a) The American bittern. See {Stake-driver}. (b) The American coot ({Fulica}). (c) The clapper rail.

{Meadow mouse} (Zo["o]l.), any mouse of the genus {Arvicola}, as the common American species {Arvicola riparia}; -- called also {field mouse}, and {field vole}.

{Meadow mussel} (Zo["o]l.), an American ribbed mussel ({Modiola plicatula}), very abundant in salt marshes.

{Meadow ore} (Min.), bog-iron ore, a kind of limonite.

{Meadow parsnip}. (Bot.) See under {Parsnip}.

{Meadow pink}. (Bot.) See under {Pink}.

{Meadow pipit} (Zo["o]l.), a small singing bird of the genus {Anthus}, as {Anthus pratensis}, of Europe.

{Meadow rue} (Bot.), a delicate early plant, of the genus {Thalictrum}, having compound leaves and numerous white flowers. There are many species.

{Meadow saffron}. (Bot.) See under {Saffron}.

{Meadow sage}. (Bot.) See under {Sage}.

{Meadow saxifrage} (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant of Europe ({Silaus pratensis}), somewhat resembling fennel.

{Meadow snipe} (Zo["o]l.), the common or jack snipe. [1913 Webster]


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  • Meadow saffron — Saffron Saf fron (?; 277), n. [OE. saffran, F. safran; cf. It. zafferano, Sp. azafran, Pg. a[,c]afr[ a]o; all fr. Ar. & Per. za far[=a]n.] 1. (Bot.) A bulbous iridaceous plant ({Crocus sativus}) having blue flowers with large yellow stigmas. See… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • meadow saffron — n. COLCHICUM (sense 1) * * * …   Universalium

  • meadow saffron — n. COLCHICUM (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • meadow-saffron — rudeninis vėlyvis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėlyvinių šeimos dekoratyvinis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Colchicum autumnale), paplitęs pietų Europoje. atitikmenys: lot. Colchicum autumnale angl. autumn flowering crocus; autumnal… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • meadow saffron — vėlyvis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Vėlyvinių (Colchicaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Colchicum). atitikmenys: lot. Colchicum angl. colchicum; meadow saffron vok. Zeitlose rus. безвременник lenk. zimowit …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • meadow saffron — noun Date: 1578 autumn crocus …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • meadow saffron. — See autumn crocus. [1570 80] * * * …   Universalium

  • meadow saffron — noun a poisonous lilac flowered autumn crocus. [Colchicum autumnale.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • meadow saffron — mead′ow saf fron n. pln autumn crocus • Etymology: 1570–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • meadow saffron — /mɛdoʊ ˈsæfrən/ (say medoh safruhn) noun the autumn crocus, Colchicum autumnale …   Australian English dictionary

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