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CROCUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does crocus mean? 

CROCUS (noun)
  The noun CROCUS has 1 sense:

1. any of numerous low-growing plants of the genus Crocus having slender grasslike leaves and white or yellow or purple flowers; native chiefly to the Mediterranean region but widely cultivated

  Familiarity information: CROCUS used as a noun is very rare.


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CROCUS (noun)


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Meaning:

Any of numerous low-growing plants of the genus Crocus having slender grasslike leaves and white or yellow or purple flowers; native chiefly to the Mediterranean region but widely cultivated

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Nouns denoting plants

Hypernyms ("crocus" is a kind of...):

iridaceous plant (any bulbous plant of the family Iridaceae)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "crocus"):

Crocus sativus; saffron; saffron crocus (Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food)

Holonyms ("crocus" is a member of...):

genus Crocus (a monocotyledonous genus of the family Iridaceae)


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