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autumn crocus

n.
A corm-producing Eurasian and North African plant (Colchicum autumnale) having showy colorful flowers that appear in the fall. It is a source of colchicine. Also called meadow saffron.

autumn crocus

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(Plants) a liliaceous plant, Colchicum autumnale, of Europe and N Africa having pink or purplish autumn flowers. Also called: meadow saffron Compare saffron

au′tumn cro′cus


n.
any of several bulbous plants of the genus Colchicum, of the lily family. Also called meadow saffron.
[1905–10]
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Noun1.autumn crocus - bulbous autumn-flowering herb with white, purple or lavender-and-white flowersautumn crocus - bulbous autumn-flowering herb with white, purple or lavender-and-white flowers; native to western and central Europe
Colchicum, genus Colchicum - chiefly fall-blooming perennial cormous herbs; sometimes placed in family Colchicaceae
bulbous plant - plant growing from a bulb
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