noun, plural cro·cus·es.
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Origin of crocus
OTHER WORDS FROM crocuscro·cused, adjective
Words nearby crocus
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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.
The snowdrop and crocus had long ago hid their faces to make way for more ambitious rivals.The Story of a Dewdrop|J. R. Macduff
When the conditions are congenial, love appears, just as the crocus and the snowdrop appear in the congenial air of the spring.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year|John Henry Jowett
As the preceding, but employing mixtures of plumbago and crocus in various proportions according to the shade desired.
The plant is like a crocus, and the flower mauve and purple.Kashmir|Sir Francis Edward Younghusband
Compare again the corm of Crocus and the bulb of Onion to find the stem in each.Outlines of Lessons in Botany, Part I; From Seed to Leaf|Jane H. Newell