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