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SAFFRON

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does saffron mean? 

SAFFRON (noun)
  The noun SAFFRON has 3 senses:

1. Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food
2. dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus
3. a shade of yellow tinged with orange

  Familiarity information: SAFFRON used as a noun is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


SAFFRON (noun)


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Meaning:

Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food

Classified under:

Nouns denoting plants

Synonyms:

Crocus sativus; saffron; saffron crocus

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

crocus (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)

Meronyms (parts of "saffron"):

saffron (dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus)


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Meaning:

Dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus

Classified under:

Nouns denoting foods and drinks

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

flavorer; flavoring; flavourer; flavouring; seasoner; seasoning (something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts)

Holonyms ("saffron" is a part of...):

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


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Meaning:

A shade of yellow tinged with orange

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

orange yellow; saffron

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

yellow; yellowness (yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons)

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

ocher; ochre (a moderate yellow-orange to orange color)


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