saffron

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EnglishEdit

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Saffron threads used as a culinary seasoning.
The saffron crocus plant.

EtymologyEdit

From Old French safran, from Medieval Latin safranum, from Arabic زَعْفَرَان (zaʾfarān), possibly from Persian *زرپران (zar-parân).

NounEdit

saffron (countable and uncountable, plural saffrons)

  1. The saffron crocus plant, Crocus sativus.
  2. A seasoning made from the stigma of the saffron plant.
  3. A dye made from the stigma of the saffron plant.
  4. An orange-yellow colour. The color of a lion.
    saffron colour:    

SynonymsEdit

  • (colour): saffron yellow

TranslationsEdit

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AdjectiveEdit

saffron

  1. Having a orange-yellow colour.

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Derived termsEdit

  • meadow saffron
  • Saffron Walden
  • saffron yellow

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Last modified on 14 March 2014, at 20:46