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|Noun||1.||saffron crocus - Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food|
saffron - dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus
crocus - any of numerous low-growing plants of the genus Crocus having slender grasslike leaves and white or yellow or purple flowers; native chiefly to the Mediterranean region but widely cultivated