saffron

(SAF-ruhn) - Saffron, the yellow-orange stigmas from a small purple crocus, is the world's most expensive spice. That's because each flower provides only three red stigmas and it takes approximately 14,000 of these tiny threads for each ounce of saffron. One ounce of saffron equals the stigmas from approximately 5,000 crocuses. It takes an acre of....
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Saffron

(Vegetarian) flavoring derived from the autumn or purple crocus. Lends a yellow color and distinctive taste. Although relatively expensive, a little goes a long way.
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Saffron

(zaafran) Saffron is the noblest spice. It gives dishes a unique taste and wonderful golden yellow colour. The ancient Pharaohs believed that saffron had supernatural properties and anointed honoured guests with its oil. Saffron is also very expensive. It takes 75,000 handpicked crocuses to make one pound of saffron. To make the best use of saffron...
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saffron

[n] - Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food 2. [n] - dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus
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Saffron

• (a.) Having the color of the stigmas of saffron flowers; deep orange-yellow; as, a saffron face; a saffron streamer. • (n.) An orange or deep yellow color, like that of the stigmas of the Crocus sativus. • (n.) The aromatic, pungent, dried stigmas, usually with part of the stile, of the Crocus sativus. Saffron is used in cookery, a...
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saffron

noun dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus
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Saffron

[color] Saffron is a color that is a tone of golden yellow resembling the color of the tip of the saffron crocus thread, from which the spice saffron is derived. The first recorded use of saffron as a color name in English was in 1200. ==Variations of saffron== ===Rajah=== Displayed at right is the color RAJAH. `RAJAH` is a bright deep tone...
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Saffron

Saf'fron adjective Having the color of the stigmas of saffron flowers; deep orange-yellow; as, a saffron face; a saffron streamer.
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Saffron

Saf'fron noun [ Middle English saffran , French safran ; confer Italian zafferano , Spanish azafran , Portuguese açafrão ; all from Arabic & Persian za' farān .] 1. (Botany) A bulbous iridaceous plant ( Crocus sativus ) having b...
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Saffron

Saf'fron transitive verb To give color and flavor to, as by means of saffron; to spice. [ Obsolete] « And in Latyn I speak a wordes few, To saffron with my predication.» Chaucer.
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saffron

1. <botany> A bulbous iridaceous plant (Crocus sativus) having blue flowers with large yellow stigmas. See Crocus. ... 2. The aromatic, pungent, dried stigmas, usually with part of the stile, of the Crocus sativus. Saffron is used in cookery, and in colouring confectionery, liquors, varnishes, etc, and was formerly much used in medicine. ... ...
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Saffron

A fugitive colour prepared from the dried stigmas of the Crocus sativus. Its use dates from Roman times. Used by illuminators although frowned on by Hilliard as of dubious value.
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Saffron

A sharp, orange-red color spice made from the dry stigmata of the flower of the crocus plant. A common ingredient in Risottos.
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Saffron

A spice consisting of the dried stigma of the Crocus sativus plant, originating in the eastern Mediterranean, now grown as well in Spain, France, and South America. It has a characteristic pungent aroma and flavor and bright yellow color. It is also very expensive and used sparingly. The stigma of approximately 5000 crocus will yield about 1 ounce ...
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Saffron

archaic or obsolete terms > Herbs & Plants: The autumn crocus, also known as meadow saffron.
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saffron

Crocus plant belonging to the iris family, probably native to southwestern Asia, and formerly widely cultivated in Europe; also the dried orange-yellow stigmas of its purple flowers, used for colouring and flavouring in cookery. (Crocus sativus, family Iridaceae.)
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saffron

crocus with pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food
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saffron

crocus with pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food
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saffron

crocus with pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food
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Saffron

It is the stigma of a flower of the crocus family. It has a delicate fragrance and is used in mughlai cuisine and desserts.
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Saffron

Kesar, Zaafraan
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Saffron

Kesari
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saffron

orange-yellow
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saffron

purple-flowered saffron crocus, Crocus sativus, a bulbous perennial of the iris family (Iridaceae) treasured for its golden-coloured, pungent ... [2 related articles]
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Saffron

Saffron (Crocus sativus) is a perennial herb of the family Iridaceae with a scaly underground corm and linear leaves with a pale midrib. The short scrape is terminated by a large pale-violet, six-lobed, funnel-shaped flower. The yellow style is tipped with three orange stigmas that extend beyond the perianth. The saffron used in cooking is the drie...
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