genus Crocus


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Related to genus Crocus: Crocus sativus
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Noun1.genus Crocus - a monocotyledonous genus of the family Iridaceae
liliid monocot genus - genus of monocotyledonous plants comprising mostly herbs having usually petaloid sepals and petals and compound pistils
family Iridaceae, Iridaceae, iris family - large family of usually perennial geophytic herbs with rhizomes or corms or bulbs
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
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Another striking piece is a copy of George Maw''s The Genus Crocus, published in 1886 and commissioned by the library from Scottish bookbinder Faith Shannon in 1973.
The genus Crocus, a member of the large family Iridaceae, comprises some 85 species having an Old World distribution, primarily in Mediterranean Europe and western Asia.
More than 80 species have been classified in the genus Crocus --an ancient Chaldean name for saffron given by the Greek botanist Theophrastus.