Scotch crocus

noun

Definition of Scotch crocus

: any of various early-flowering white to lilac or white and lilac cultivated crocuses derived from a species (Crocus biflorus) that is native from Italy eastward to Persia

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First Known Use of Scotch crocus

1731, in the meaning defined above

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“Scotch crocus.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Scotch%20crocus. Accessed 27 Nov. 2021.

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