African saffron

noun

Definition of African saffron

  1. 1 :  a product formed by adulterating the true saffron with the flowers of other plants (as Carthamus tinctorius and Calendula officinalis)

  2. 2a :  a shrub (Lyperia crocea) of southern Africa b :  an orange dye obtained from the flowers of this shrub

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1821

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1821


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