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saf·fron

 (săf′rən)
n.
1.
a. A corm-producing plant (Crocus sativus) native to the eastern Mediterranean region, having purple or white flowers with orange stigmas.
b. The dried aromatic stigmas of this plant, used to color foods and as a cooking spice and dyestuff.
2. A moderate or strong orange yellow to moderate orange.

[Middle English safroun, from Old French safran, from Medieval Latin safrānum, from Arabic za'farān; akin to Akkadian azupīru, of unknown origin.]

saffron

(ˈsæfrən)
n
1. (Plants) an Old World crocus, Crocus sativus, having purple or white flowers with orange stigmas
2. (Cookery) the dried stigmas of this plant, used to flavour or colour food
3. (Plants) meadow saffron another name for autumn crocus
4. (Plants) false saffron another name for safflower
5. (Colours)
a. an orange to orange-yellow colour
b. Also called: saffron-coloured (as adjective): a saffron dress.
[C13: from Old French safran, from Medieval Latin safranum, from Arabic za'farān]

saf•fron

(ˈsæf rən)

n.
1. a crocus, Crocus sativus, having showy purple flowers.
2. an orange-colored condiment consisting of its dried stigmas, used to color and flavor foods.
3. yellow-orange.
[1150–1200; Middle English saffran, saffron < Old French safran < Medieval Latin saffrānum < Arabic za‘farān]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.saffron - Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring foodsaffron - 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
2.saffron - dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus
flavorer, flavoring, flavourer, flavouring, seasoning, seasoner - something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
Crocus sativus, saffron, saffron crocus - Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food
3.saffron - a shade of yellow tinged with orangesaffron - a shade of yellow tinged with orange
yellow, yellowness - yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons
ocher, ochre - a moderate yellow-orange to orange color
Translations
أصْفَر بُرْتُقاليزعفرانزَعْفَرانزَعْفَرَانزَعْفَراني اللوْن
šafránšafránová žluťšafránový
safransafrangul
safran
زعفران
sahramisahraminkeltainenmaustesahrami
šafran
sáfránysáfrányszín
appelsínugulurappelsínugulur litursaffron
サフラン
사프란
oranžiškai geltona spalvaoranžiškai geltonõs spalvosšafranas
oranždzeltena krāsasafrāndzeltenssafrāns
šafranšafranová farbašafranovožltýšafranový
žafran
saffran
ผงสีเหลืองอมส้มทำจากดอกโครคัส
safransafran sarısısafran sarısı/rengi
cây nghệ tây

saffron

[ˈsæfrən]
A. N (= powder) → azafrán m; (= colour) → color m azafrán

saffron

[ˈsæfrɒn] n
(= spice) → safran m
(= colour) → safran msaffron rice nriz m au safransaffron yellow adjjaune safran inv

saffron

nSafran m; (= colour)Safrangelb nt
adjSafran-; (colour) → safrangelb; saffron riceSafranreis m

saffron

[ˈsæfrən]
1. nzafferano
2. adj (colour) → (color) zafferano inv

saffron

(ˈsӕfrən) noun
1. a yellow colouring and flavouring substance used in cooking. We added some saffron to the rice.
2. an orange-yellow colour.
adjective
Many Buddhist monks wear saffron robes.

saffron

زَعْفَرَان šafrán safran Safran σαφράν azafrán sahrami safran šafran zafferano サフラン 사프란 saffraan safran szafran açafrão шафран saffran ผงสีเหลืองอมส้มทำจากดอกโครคัส safran cây nghệ tây 藏红花
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NOW when Dawn in robe of saffron was hasting from the streams of Oceanus, to bring light to mortals and immortals, Thetis reached the ships with the armour that the god had given her.
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