HyperDic: saffron

English > 3 senses of the word saffron:
NOUNplantsaffron, saffron crocus, Crocus sativusOld World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food
foodsaffrondried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus
attributesaffron, orange yellowa shade of yellow tinged with orange
saffron > pronunciation
Soundssae'frahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > saffron: 3 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningOld World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food.
Synonymssaffron crocus, Crocus sativus
Partssaffrondried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus
BroadercrocusAny of numerous low-growing plants of the genus Crocus having slender grasslike leaves and white or yellow or purple flowers
Spanishazafrán, crocus sativus
Catalancrocus sativus, Crocus sativus, safrà
English > saffron: 3 senses > noun 2, food
Meaningdried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus.
Part ofsaffron, saffron crocus, Crocus sativusOld World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food
Broaderflavorer, flavourer, flavoring, flavouring, seasoner, seasoningSomething added to food primarily for the savor it imparts
Spanishazafrán
Catalansafrà
English > saffron: 3 senses > noun 3, attribute
MeaningA shade of yellow tinged with orange.
Synonymorange yellow
Narrowerocher, ochreA moderate yellow-orange to orange color
Broaderyellow, yellownessYellow color or pigment
Spanishamarillo anaranjado, amarillo-naranja, azafrán
Catalansafrà

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