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Saffron meaning

saffron - 10 dictionary results

  1. 1. A bulbous iridaceous plant ( Crocus sativus) having blue flowers with large yellow stigmas. See Crocus.
  2. 2. The aromatic, pungent, dried stigmas, usually with part of the stile, of the Crocus sativus. Saffron is used in cookery, and in coloring confectionery, liquors, varnishes, etc., and was formerly much used in medicine.
  3. 3. An orange or deep yellow color, like that of the stigmas of the Crocus sativus.
  4. 4. Having the color of the stigmas of saffron flowers; deep orange- yellow; as, a saffron face; a saffron streamer.
  5. 5. To give color and flavor to, as by means of saffron; to spice.
  6. 6. The aromatic, pungent, dried stigmas, usually with part of the stile, of the Crocus sativus. is used in cookery, and in coloring confectionery, liquors, varnishes, etc., and was formerly much used in medicine.
  7. 7. A kind of crocus with purple flowers whose pistils yield a deep yellow dye and are also used in medicine; a deep yellow color.
  8. 8. Deep yellow.
  9. 9. Bulbous plant with orange flowers; dye prepared from these.
  10. 10. Of the color of saffron.

saffron - examples of usage

  1. Jack threw himself down on the floor and shared my meal, then made friends with the fisherman's wife and got a second meal of saffron cake which, being a Cornish dog, he thoroughly enjoyed. - "Afoot in England", W.H. Hudson.
  2. I said, shaking his saffron- hued hand. - "To-morrow?", Victoria Cross.
  3. They skirted the glassy sweeps of the Long Pool, the darker swirls of the Small Pool, and the saffron- tinted masses of foam hurling down between the borders of the Rock Pool; and then at last they came in view of the spacious valley, and far away in the midst of it Strathaivron Lodge. - "Prince Fortunatus", William Black.
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