Saffron wood
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 {Crocus}. [1913 Webster]

2. The aromatic, pungent, dried stigmas, usually with part of the stile, of the {Crocus sativus}. Saffron is used in cookery, and in coloring confectionery, liquors, varnishes, etc., and was formerly much used in medicine. [1913 Webster]

3. An orange or deep yellow color, like that of the stigmas of the {Crocus sativus}. [1913 Webster]

{Bastard saffron}, {Dyer's saffron}. (Bot.) See {Safflower}.

{Meadow saffron} (Bot.), a bulbous plant ({Colchichum autumnale}) of Europe, resembling saffron.

{Saffron wood} (Bot.), the yellowish wood of a South African tree ({El[ae]odendron croceum}); also, the tree itself.

{Saffron yellow}, a shade of yellow like that obtained from the stigmas of the true saffron ({Crocus sativus}). [1913 Webster]


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  • 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 {Crocus} …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Saffron yellow — 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

  • wood lily — noun 1. lily of eastern North America having orange to orange red purple spotted flowers • Syn: ↑Lilium philadelphicum • Hypernyms: ↑lily 2. any liliaceous plant of the genus Trillium having a whorl of three leaves at the top of the stem with a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wood pie — French French (fr[e^]nch), prop. a. [AS. frencisc, LL. franciscus, from L. Francus a Frank: cf. OF. franceis, franchois, fran[,c]ois, F. fran[,c]ais. See {Frank}, a., and cf. {Frankish}.] Of or pertaining to France or its inhabitants. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wood lily — a lily, Lilium philadelphicum, of eastern North America, having orange red flowers. [1350 1400; ME: meadow saffron] * * * …   Universalium

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  • Bastard 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

  • Dyer's 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 — 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

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