Recent Examples of saffron from the Web
Weiss wonderfully describes the drama in the Tennessee statehouse that day: crowds packed into the visitors’ gallery, the Suffs draped in saffron, and the Antis wearing red flowers.
Trattoria sources several fresh pastas from DiFiore Ravioli Shop in Rocky Hill, like a saffron linguini for its cioppino with clams, mussels, shrimp and calamari.
Though not specific to sweet taste, cinnamon, ginger and saffron are other pungent spices with appetite suppressive effects, according to Ludy.
In a small bowl, combine saffron with 1 tablespoon white wine and set aside.
Each location uses a kilogram of saffron per month.
Soupe de poisson nicoise, a hearty tomato, garlic and saffron-flavored fish soup is on nearly every restaurant menu.
Start with roasted scallops, celery root purée and black king trumpet mushrooms, then maybe follow with risotto with Spanish saffron, Maryland jumbo lump crab and zucchini brunoise.
To put this in perspective: Approximately 160 flowers yield about a gram of saffron.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'saffron.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
Origin and Etymology of saffron
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
SAFFRON Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of saffron for English Language Learners
: an orange powder that is made from a type of flower (called a crocus) and that is used to color and flavor food
: an orange to orange-yellow color
SAFFRON Defined for Kids
Definition of saffron for Students
medical Definition of saffron
Seen and Heard
What made you want to look up saffron? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).