saffron crocus

Definitions of saffron crocus
  1. noun
    Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food
    synonyms: Crocus sativus, saffron
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    crocus
    any of numerous low-growing plants of the genus Crocus having slender grasslike leaves and white or yellow or purple flowers; native chiefly to the Mediterranean region but widely cultivated
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