autumn crocus

autumn crocus
noun Date: 1881 an autumn-blooming colchicum (Colchicum autumnale)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Autumn Crocus — could refer to one of two species of flowering plant:* the Autumn Crocus Crocus nudiflorus * the Meadow Saffron Colchicum autumnale , which is also known as Autumn Crocus …   Wikipedia

  • autumn crocus — n. COLCHICUM (sense 1) …   English World dictionary

  • autumn-crocus — 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)

  • autumn crocus — /ɔtəm ˈkroʊkəs/ (say awtuhm krohkuhs) noun 1. any of several plants of the genus Colchicum, family Liliaceae, producing their flowers in autumn. 2. a perennial plant, Colchicum autumnale, with purple, pink or white flowers resembling those of a… …   Australian English dictionary

  • autumn crocus — any of several bulbous plants of the genus Colchicum, of the lily family, esp. C. autumnale, bearing showy, crocuslike white, pink, or purple flowers in autumn. Also called meadow saffron; Brit., naked ladies. [1905 10] * * * Any plant of the… …   Universalium

  • autumn crocus — au·tumn cro·cus .ȯt əm krō kəs n an autumn blooming herb (Colchicum autumnale) of the lily family (Liliaceae) that is the source of medicinal colchicum …   Medical dictionary

  • autumn crocus — noun a plant of the lily family with autumn blooming flowers. [Genus Colchicum.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • autumn crocus — noun bulbous autumn flowering herb with white, purple or lavender and white flowers; native to western and central Europe • Syn: ↑meadow saffron, ↑naked lady, ↑Colchicum autumnale • Hypernyms: ↑bulbous plant • Member Holonyms: ↑Colc …   Useful english dictionary

  • autumn crocus — au′tumn cro′cus n. pln any of several bulbous plants of the genus Colchicum, of the lily family Also called meadow saffron • Etymology: 1905–10 …   From formal English to slang

  • common autumn crocus — 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)

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