crocus
noun (plural crocuses) Etymology: Middle English, the saffron plant, from Latin, from Greek krokos, of Semitic origin; akin to Akkadian kurkānū saffron Date: 14th century 1. a. plural also crocus or croci any of a genus (Crocus) of herbs of the iris family developing from corms and having solitary long-tubed flowers and slender linear leaves b. saffron 1a 2. a dark red ferric oxide used for polishing metals

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  • crocus — late 14c., from L. crocus, from Gk. krokos saffron, crocus, probably of Semitic origin (Cf. Arabic kurkum), ultimately from Skt. kunkumam, unless the Sanskrit word is from the Semitic one. The autumnal crocus (Crocus sativa) was a common source… …   Etymology dictionary

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  • crocus — [krō′kəs] n. pl. crocuses or croci [krō′sī΄] [ME < L < Gr krokos, saffron, via Sem (as in Heb karkōm, Ar kurkum, Aram kūrkāmā, saffron, crocus), ult. < Sans kuṅkumam] 1. any of a large genus (Crocus) of spring blooming plants of the iris …   English World dictionary

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