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safflower vs. saffron

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  1. a thistlelike composite plant, Carthamus tinctorius, native to the Old World, having finely toothed leaves and large, orange-red flower heads.
  2. its dried florets, used medicinally or as a red dyestuff.
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  1. a crocus, Crocus sativus, having showy purple flowers.
  2. an orange-colored condiment consisting of its dried stigmas, used to color and flavor foods.
  3. a yellowish-orange color.

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