Crocus sativus
Crocus Cro"cus (kr[=o]"k[u^]s), n. [L., saffron, fr. Gr. kro`kos; cf. Heb. kark[=o]m, Ar. kurkum, Skr. ku[.n]kuma.] 1. (Bot.) A genus of iridaceous plants, with pretty blossoms rising separately from the bulb or corm. {Crocus vernus} is one of the earliest of spring-blooming flowers; {Crocus sativus} produces the saffron, and blossoms in the autumn. [1913 Webster]

2. (Chem.) A deep yellow powder; the oxide of some metal calcined to a red or deep yellow color; esp., the oxide of iron ({Crocus of Mars} or {colcothar}) thus produced from salts of iron, and used as a polishing powder. [1913 Webster]

{Crocus of Venus} (Old Chem.), oxide of copper. [1913 Webster]


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  • Crocus sativus — 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

  • Crocus sativus — 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

  • Crocus sativus — 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

  • Crocus sativus — 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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