noun, plural cro·cus·es.
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Origin of crocus
OTHER WORDS FROM crocuscrocused, adjective
Words nearby crocus
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The crocuses are coming up from the neglected, half-brown lawns, and even the daffodils in my own pitiful mulch bed have bloomed.For parents, spring brings so much more this year — renewal, beauty and, yes, anxiety|Maggie Smith|April 2, 2021|Washington Post
As crocuses and other early-blooming flowers opened up, the green buds of cherry blossoms at the Tidal Basin emerged Thursday, reaching the first of five stages in their development.D.C.-area temperatures charge to record highs amid spiking tree pollen|Jason Samenow|March 11, 2021|Washington Post
That snow is giving way to some crocuses and other early flowers in and around the city.PM Update: Temperatures remain mild, with clouds increasing Friday|Ian Livingston|February 25, 2021|Washington Post
Saffron is the dried stigmas (the female reproductive parts) of the saffron crocus ( Crocus sativus).
It takes about 70,000 crocus blossoms or 210,000 stigmas to yield just a pound of saffron.
One morning Spring peeped round the corner and dropped a crocus or two and a primrose or two.The Devourers|Annie Vivanti Chartres
In the city of leafy avenues there is not a leaf to be seen, and, except the irrepressible crocus, not a flower.America To-day, Observations and Reflections|William Archer
The peacock brocade, the eau de Nil, the crocus yellow, but once—twice at the uttermost.The History of Sir Richard Calmady|Lucas Malet
Hyacinths, narcissus, tulips, and crocus can be made to flower in the winter without difficulty.The Practical Garden-Book|C. E. Hunn
So he came down and changed himself into a bull and breathed from his mouth a crocus 1721.Hesiod, The Homeric Hymns, and Homerica|Homer and Hesiod