Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun saffron

3 senses of saffron

Sense 1
saffron, saffron crocus, Crocus sativus -- (Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food)
       => crocus -- (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)

Sense 2
saffron -- (dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus)
       => flavorer, flavourer, flavoring, flavouring, seasoner, seasoning -- (something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts)

Sense 3
orange yellow, saffron -- (a shade of yellow tinged with orange)
       => yellow, yellowness -- (yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons)

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