noun cro·cus \ˈkrō-kəs\

: a small purple, yellow, or white flower that blooms in the early spring

plural cro·cus·es

Full Definition of CROCUS

a plural also crocus or cro·ci \-ˌkē, -ˌkī, -ˌsī\ :  any of a genus (Crocus) of herbs of the iris family developing from corms and having solitary long-tubed flowers and slender linear leaves
b :  saffron 1a
:  a dark red ferric oxide used for polishing metals

Origin of CROCUS

Middle English, the saffron plant, from Latin, from Greek krokos, of Semitic origin; akin to Akkadian kurkānū saffron
First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with CROCUS


noun cro·cus \ˈkrō-kəs\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural cro·cus·es

Medical Definition of CROCUS

plural also crocus or cro·ci \-ˌkē, -ˌkī, -ˌsī\ :  any of a large genus (Crocus) of perennial herbs of the iris family (Iridaceae)
:  saffron 1


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