any of numerous low-growing plants of the genus Crocus having slender grasslike leaves and white or yellow or purple flowers; native chiefly to the Mediterranean region but widely cultivated
A perennial flowering plant (of the Iridaceae family). Saffron is obtained from the stamens of Crocus sativus.
Some similar flowering plants, such as the autumn crocus and prairie crocus.
Origin: Through crocus, from κρόκος.
a genus of iridaceous plants, with pretty blossoms rising separately from the bulb or corm. C. vernus is one of the earliest of spring-blooming flowers; C. sativus produces the saffron, and blossoms in the autumn
a deep yellow powder; the oxide of some metal calcined to a red or deep yellow color; esp., the oxide of iron (Crocus of Mars or colcothar) thus produced from salts of iron, and used as a polishing powder
Origin: [L., saffron, fr. Gr. kro`kos; cf. Heb. karkm, Ar. kurkum, Skr. kukuma.]
Crocus is a genus of flowering plants in the iris family comprising 90 species of perennials growing from corms. Many are cultivated for their flowers appearing in autumn, winter, or spring. Crocuses are native to woodland, scrub and meadows from sea level to alpine tundra in central and southern Europe, North Africa and the Middle East, on the islands of the Aegean, and across Central Asia to western China.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
krō′kus, n. a bulbous plant with brilliant yellow or purple flowers: (slang) a quack doctor. [L. crocus—Gr. krokos; prob. of Eastern origin, as Heb. karkom, and Ar. kurkum, saffron.]
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A plant genus, in the IRIDACEAE family, known as a source of Saffron.
The numerical value of crocus in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of crocus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7
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- шафран, минзухарBulgarian
- krokus, šafránCzech
- krokusNorwegian Nynorsk
- szafran, krokusPolish
- шафран, крокусRussian
- krokus, žafranSlovene
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