What does the word saffron mean?

Usage examples for saffron

  1. This stone, when rubbed in the hand, has the colour and smell of saffron. – Plutarch's Lives, Volume I (of 4) by Plutarch
  2. The father of the saffron youth? – Moods by 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 by Hope, Anthony