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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An orange-yellow color; a plant, also called vegetable gold. A crocus, Crocus sativus, having showy purple flowers.

Usage examples (35)
  • The trail has strung upon it, as upon a thread of silk, opalescent dawns and saffron sunsets.
  • The word saffron is derived from the Arabic zafran, "yellow."
  • The smell of saffron is now an integral part of my christmas … mmm!
  • "I don't like the word saffron," she declared; "somehow it makes me think of camomile tea." for more
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