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Safflower vs. Saffron

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Safflowernoun

A cultivated thistle-like plant, Carthamus tinctorius, family Asteraceae, now grown mainly for its oil.

Saffronnoun

The plant Crocus sativus, a crocus.

Safflowernoun

An annual composite plant (Carthamus tinctorius), the flowers of which are used as a dyestuff and in making rouge; bastard, or false, saffron.

Saffronnoun

A spice (seasoning) and colouring agent made from the stigma and part of the style of the plant, sometimes or formerly also used as a dye and insect repellent.

Safflowernoun

The dried flowers of the Carthamus tinctorius.

Saffronnoun

An orange-yellow colour, the colour of a lion's pelt.

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Safflowernoun

A dyestuff from these flowers. See Safranin (b).

Saffronadjective

Having an orange-yellow colour.

‘The saffron robe of a Buddhist monk.’;

Safflowernoun

thistlelike Eurasian plant widely grown for its red or orange flower heads and seeds that yield a valuable oil

Saffronverb

To add saffron to (a food), for taste, colour etc.

‘saffroned water, saffroned rice.’;

Safflower

Safflower, Carthamus tinctorius, is a highly branched, herbaceous, thistle-like annual plant. It is commercially cultivated for vegetable oil extracted from the seeds and was used by the early Spanish colonies along the Rio Grande as a substitute for saffron.

Saffronverb

To give a saffron colour to (something).

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Saffronverb

To dye (a fabric, garment, etc.) with a saffron-based dye.

Saffronverb

To colour (a metal or wooden surface) with a gilding product containing saffron.

Saffronverb

(figuratively) To embellish.

Saffronnoun

A bulbous iridaceous plant (Crocus sativus) having blue flowers with large yellow stigmas. See Crocus.

Saffronnoun

The aromatic, pungent, dried stigmas, usually with part of the stile, of the Crocus sativus. Saffron is used in cookery, and in coloring confectionery, liquors, varnishes, etc., and was formerly much used in medicine.

Saffronnoun

An orange or deep yellow color, like that of the stigmas of the Crocus sativus.

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Saffronadjective

Having the color of the stigmas of saffron flowers; deep orange-yellow; as, a saffron face; a saffron streamer.

Saffronverb

To give color and flavor to, as by means of saffron; to spice.

‘And in Latyn I speak a wordes few,To saffron with my predication.’;

Saffronnoun

Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food

Saffronnoun

dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus

Saffronnoun

a shade of yellow tinged with orange

Saffron

Saffron (pronounced or ) is a spice derived from the flower of Crocus sativus, commonly known as the . The vivid crimson stigma and styles, called threads, are collected and dried for use mainly as a seasoning and colouring agent in food.

‘saffron crocus’;

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