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safflower

noun saf·flow·er \ˈsa-ˌfla(-ə)r\

Definition of SAFFLOWER

:  a widely cultivated Old World composite herb (Carthamus tinctorius) with large usually orange or red flower heads and seeds rich in oil; also :  a red dyestuff prepared from the flower heads
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Origin of SAFFLOWER

Middle French saffleur, from Old Italian saffiore, from Arabic ʽaṣfar, ʽuṣfur
First Known Use: circa 1660
Medical Dictionary

safflower

noun saf·flow·er \ˈsaf-ˌla(-ə)r\

Medical Definition of SAFFLOWER

1
:  a widely grown Old World composite herb (Carthamus tinctorius) that has large orange or red flower heads from which a red dyestuff is prepared and seeds rich in oil
2
:  a drug consisting of the dried florets of the safflower that has been used in medicine in place of saffron—called also carthamus

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