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Meaning of safflower

saf•flow•er

Pronunciation: (saf'lou"ur), [key]
— n.
  1. a thistlelike composite plant, Carthamus tinctorius, native to the Old World, having finely toothed leaves and large, orange-red flower heads.
  2. its dried florets, used medicinally or as a red dyestuff.
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