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- Noun

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.

- Noun

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

- Noun

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

- Verb

To give color and flavor to, as by means of saffron; to spice.

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