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It Has 7 letters ( s a f f r o n )         2 vowels ( a o )         5 consonants ( s f f r n )         Word on the contrary norffas

Which the Definition/Meaning of saffron in categoryENGLISH - RELATED TERMS
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SEE ALSO * CROCUS SATIVUS on Wikipedia.en.Wikipedia:Crocus sativus * CROCUS SATIVUS on Wikispecies. Wikispecies: Crocus sativus *  CROCUS SATIVUS on Wikimedia Commons. Wikimedia Commons: Crocus sativus * autumn crocus * crocein * crocoite * crocus * curcuma * kumkum * colchicum * crocus bag * crocus sack * turmeric * Appendix:Colors

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Which the Definition/Meaning of saffron in categoryENGLISH - ETYMOLOGY
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From Old French _safran_, from Medieval Latin _safranum_, from Arabic _زَعْفَرَان_ (zaʾfarān), possibly from Persian _*زرپران_ (zar-parân).

From Old French safran, from Medieval Latin safranum, from Arabic زَعْفَرَان (zaʾfarān), possibly from Persian *زرپران (zar-parân).

Which the Definition/Meaning of saffron in categoryENGLISH - NOUN
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SAFFRON (_countable and uncountable_, _plural_ SAFFRONS) * The plant _Crocus sativus_, a crocus. * 2009, D. H. Sanaeinejad, S. N. Hosseini, _Regression Models for SAFFRON Yields in Iran_, Daoliang Li, Chunjiang Zhao (editors), _Computer and Computing Technologies in Agriculture II_, Volume 1, page 510, Usually the maximum temperature for October, November and December in the southern parts of Khorassan–the main SAFFRON growing area of the Iran-does not exceed 20°C, while the minimum temperature reaches 0°C. * A spice (seasoning) and colouring agent made from the stigma and part of the style of the plant, sometimes or formerly also used as a dye and insect repellent. * C. 1430 (reprinted 1888), Thomas Austin, ed., _Two Fifteenth-century Cookery-books. Harleian ms. 279 (ab. 1430), & Harl. ms. 4016 (ab. 1450), with Extracts from Ashmole ms. 1429, Laud ms. 553, & Douce ms. 55_ [Early English Text Society, Original Series; 91], London: N. Trübner & Co. for the Early English Text Society, volume I, OCLC 374760, page 11: Soupes dorye. — Take gode almaunde mylke […] caste þher-to SAFROUN an Salt […] * 1658, Thomas Muffet, _The Theatre of Insects_, [1634, _Insectorum sive Minimorum Animalium Theatrum_], quoted in 2008, Anna Suranyi, _The Genius of the English Nation: Travel Writing and National Identity in Early Modern England_, page 117-118, The Irish and Ireland people (who are frequently troubled with lice, and such as will fly, as they say, in summer) anoint their shirts with SAFFRON, and to very good purpose, to drive away the lice, but after six months they wash their shirts again, putting fresh SAFFRON into the lye. * 2002, James A. Duke (editor), _CRC Handbook of Medicinal Spices_, page 129, SAFFRON is not included in American and British pharmacopoeias, but some Indian medical formulae still include it. * 2004, Melitta Weiss Adamson, _Food in Medieval Times_, page 15, SAFFRON is the stigma of the crocus flower, which is harvested by hand, dried, and sold either in strands or ground to powder. […] Of all the medieval spices, SAFFRON was the most expensive, which is not surprising given that 70,000 flowers only yield one pound of dried stigmas. In the European cookbooks of the late Middle Ages, nearly all of which which reflect refined upper-class dining, SAFFRON is ubiquitous. * 2011, Mathew Attokaran, _Natural Food Flavors and Colorants_, unnumbered page, SAFFRON is often called the “golden spice.” * An orange-yellow colour, the colour of a lion's pelt. * 1973, Anthony Powell, _Temporary Kings_, page 82, These colours might have been expressly designed—by dissonance as much as harmony—for juxtaposition against those pouring down in brilliant rays of light from the Tiepolo; subtle yet penetrating pinks and greys, light blue turning almost to lavender, rich SAFFRONS and cinnamons melting into bronze and gold. * 2011, Seth Hunter, _The Winds of Folly_, unnumbered page, The classical shades of Antiquity were the most prevalent, but along with the Venetian reds and Egyptian blues, the SAFFRONS and ochres and indigos, were more delicate hues: of pink and cream and lilac, like shells littered upon the shore. USAGE NOTES The distinction between the _plant_ and _spice_ senses is often blurred. SYNONYMS * (colour): saffron yellow TRANSLATIONS

saffron (countable and uncountable, plural saffrons)

  1. The plant Crocus sativus, a crocus.
  2. A spice (seasoning) and colouring agent made from the stigma and part of the style of the plant, sometimes or formerly also used as a dye and insect repellent.
  3. An orange-yellow colour, the colour of a lion's pelt.

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The distinction between the plant and spice senses is often blurred.

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Which the Definition/Meaning of saffron in categoryENGLISH - ADJECTIVE
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SAFFRON * Having an orange-yellow colour. TRANSLATIONS

saffron

  1. Having an orange-yellow colour.

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Which the Definition/Meaning of saffron in categoryENGLISH - DERIVED TERMS
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* bastard saffron (_Cassine peragua_) * dyer's saffron * meadow saffron (_Colchicum autumnale_) * saffron finch (_Sicalis flaveola_) * Saffron Walden * saffron wood * saffron yellow

Which the Definition/Meaning of saffron in categoryENGLISH - VERB
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SAFFRON (_third-person singular simple present_ SAFFRONS, _present participle_ SAFFRONING, _simple past and past participle_ SAFFRONED) * To add saffron to, for taste, colour etc. TRANSLATIONS

saffron (third-person singular simple present saffrons, present participle saffroning, simple past and past participle saffroned)

  1. To add saffron to, for taste, colour etc.

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