Also called vegetable gold . a crocus, Crocus sativus, having showy purple flowers.
an orange-colored condiment consisting of its dried stigmas, used to color and flavor foods.
Also saffron yellow . a yellowish-orange color.
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How to use saffron in a sentence
In a word, the whole presented to the astonished view a rich scene of vegetable gold.Imogen | William Godwin
British Dictionary definitions for saffron
an Old World crocus, Crocus sativus, having purple or white flowers with orange stigmas
the dried stigmas of this plant, used to flavour or colour food
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