saffron


saf·fron

noun \ˈsaf-rän, -rən\

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

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