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EtymologyEdit

Middle French safleur; originally from Arabic اَصْفَر(aṣfar, yellow) but influenced by safran (saffron) and fleur (flower).

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  • IPA(key): /ˈsæfˌlaʊə(ɹ)/

NounEdit

safflower (plural safflowers)

  1. A cultivated thistle-like plant, Carthamus tinctorius, family Asteraceae, now grown mainly for its oil.

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