Medical Dictionary

saffron

noun saf·fron \ˈsaf-rän, -rən\

Medical Definition of SAFFRON

1
:  the deep orange aromatic pungent dried stigmas of a purple-flowered crocus used to color and flavor foods and formerly as a dyestuff and as a stimulant antispasmodic emmenagogue in medicine
2
:  a purple-flowered crocus (Crocus sativa) that is the source of saffron—called also saffron crocus
April 19, 2015
desiccate Hear it
to dry up or become dried up
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