Meaning of saffron

saf•fron

Pronunciation: (saf'run), [key]
— n.
  1. Also calleda crocus, Crocus sativus, having showy purple flowers.
  2. an orange-colored condiment consisting of its dried stigmas, used to color and flavor foods.
  3. yellow-orange.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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