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Noun: saffron  'sa,frón or sa-frun [N. Amer], saf-run [Brit]
  1. Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavouring food
    - saffron crocus, Crocus sativus
  2. Dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus
  3. A shade of yellow tinged with orange
    - orange yellow

Derived forms: saffrons

Type of: crocus, flavor [US], flavorer [US], flavoring [US], flavour [Brit, Cdn], flavourer [Brit, Cdn], flavouring [Brit, Cdn], seasoner, seasoning, yellow, yellowness

Encyclopedia: Saffron