Pronunciation: (saf'run), [key]
1. Also called vegetable gold. 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. Also,saf'fron yel'low.yellow-orange.
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