saffron

Part of speech:

Of the color of saffron.

Part of speech: noun

The dried stigmas of a species of crocus; also, their deep orange color, or the plant producing them.

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Usage examples "saffron":

  1. This stone, when rubbed in the hand, has the colour and smell of saffron. - "Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4)", Plutarch.
  2. The father of the saffron youth? - "Moods", Louisa May Alcott.
  3. What a pity that Mary should have anything more to do with this Mr. Saffron and his Beaumaroy! - "The Secret of the Tower", Hope, Anthony.