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Stigma vs. Saffron

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Stigmanoun

A mark of infamy or disgrace.

Saffronnoun

The plant Crocus sativus, a crocus.

Stigmanoun

A scar or birthmark.

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.

Stigmanoun

A mark on the body corresponding to one of the wounds of the Crucifixion on Jesus' body, and sometimes reported to bleed periodically.

Saffronnoun

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

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Stigmanoun

(botany) The sticky part of a flower that receives pollen during pollination.

Saffronadjective

Having an orange-yellow colour.

‘The saffron robe of a Buddhist monk.’;

Stigmanoun

(medicine) A visible sign or characteristic of a disease.

Saffronverb

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

‘saffroned water, saffroned rice.’;

Stigmanoun

(typography) A ligature of the Greek letters sigma and tau, (Ϛ/ϛ).

Saffronverb

To give a saffron colour to (something).

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Stigmanoun

A mark made with a burning iron; a brand.

Saffronverb

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

Stigmanoun

Any mark of infamy or disgrace; sign of moral blemish; stain or reproach caused by dishonorable conduct; reproachful characterization.

‘The blackest stigma that can be fastened upon him.’; ‘All such slaughters were from thence called Bartelmies, simply in a perpetual stigma of that butchery.’;

Saffronverb

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

Stigmanoun

That part of a pistil which has no epidermis, and is fitted to receive the pollen. It is usually the terminal portion, and is commonly somewhat glutinous or viscid. See Illust. of Stamen and of Flower.

Saffronverb

(figuratively) To embellish.

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Stigmanoun

A small spot, mark, scar, or a minute hole; - applied especially to a spot on the outer surface of a Graafian follicle, and to spots of intercellular substance in scaly epithelium, or to minute holes in such spots.

Saffronnoun

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

Stigmanoun

A red speck upon the skin, produced either by the extravasation of blood, as in the bloody sweat characteristic of certain varieties of religious ecstasy, or by capillary congestion, as in the case of drunkards.

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.

Stigmanoun

One of the external openings of the tracheæ of insects, myriapods, and other arthropods; a spiracle.

Saffronnoun

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

Stigmanoun

A point so connected by any law whatever with another point, called an index, that as the index moves in any manner in a plane the first point or stigma moves in a determinate way in the same plane.

Saffronadjective

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

Stigmanoun

Marks believed to have been supernaturally impressed upon the bodies of certain persons in imitation of the wounds on the crucified body of Christ. See def. 5, above.

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.’;

Stigmanoun

the apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil

Saffronnoun

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

Stigmanoun

a symbol of disgrace or infamy;

‘And the Lord set a mark upon Cain’;

Saffronnoun

dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus

Stigmanoun

an external tracheal aperture in a terrestrial arthropod

Saffronnoun

a shade of yellow tinged with orange

Stigmanoun

a skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease

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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