[n] - thistlelike Eurasian plant widely grown for its red or orange flower heads and seeds that yield a valuable oil
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Saf'flow`er noun [ French safleur , saflor , for safran , influenced by fleur flower. See Saffron , and Flower .] 1. (Botany) An annual composite plant ( Carthamus tinctorius ), the flowe...
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1. <botany> An annual composite plant (Carthamus tinctorius), the flowers of which are used as a dyestuff and in making rouge; bastard, or false, saffron. ... 2. The died flowers of the Carthamus tinctorius. ... 3. A dyestuff from these flowers. See Safranin . Oil of safflower, a purgative oil...
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false saffron noun thistlelike Eurasian plant widely grown for its red or orange flower heads and seeds that yield a valuable oil
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• (n.) A dyestuff from these flowers. See Safranin (b). • (n.) The dried flowers of the Carthamus tinctorius. • (n.) An annual composite plant (Carthamus tinctorius), the flowers of which are used as a dyestuff and in making rouge; bastard, or false, saffron.
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flowering annual plant, Carthamus tinctorius, of the Asteraceae (or Compositae) family; native to parts of Asia and Africa, from central India ... [1 related articles]
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==History== Safflower is one of humanity`s oldest crops. Chemical analysis of ancient Egyptian textiles dated to the Twelfth dynasty identified dyes made from safflower, and garlands made from safflowers were found in the tomb of the pharaoh Tutankhamun. John Chadwick reports that the Greek name fo...
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safflower, Eurasian thistlelike herb (Carthamus tinctorius) of the family Asteraceae (aster family). Safflower, or false saffron, has long been cultivated in S Asia and Egypt for food and medicine and as a costly but inferior substitute for the true saffron dye. In the United States, where it is som...
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The Safflower (Carthamus tinctorius) is a composite plant native to India. It's large red flowers yield the dye carthamine used in the preparation of rouge.
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Type: Term Pronunciation: saf′low-ĕr Synonyms: carthamus
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Thistlelike Asian plant with large orange-yellow flowers. It is widely grown for the oil from its seeds, which is used in cooking, margarine, and paints and varnishes; the leftovers are used as cattle feed. (Carthamus tinctorius, family Compositae.)
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1) Carthamus tinctorius 2) False saffron 3) Herb 4) Herbaceous plant
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