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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Any of numerous low-growing plants having slender grasslike leaves and white or yellow or purple flowers.

Usage examples (36)
  • Saffron crocus is grown in the fields of Pampore, and in the autumn, the land is carpeted by the pale lavender flowers open to the sky.
  • Of the spring bulbs, the crocus are the earliest here.
  • They are fond of the crocus, which is the earliest of our bulbous roots.
  • The world's most expensive spice is the dried stigmas of the saffron crocus, which is native to Asia Minor. for more
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