Safran

Ensemble d'épices de safran sec et de fleurs de safran fraîches

Crocus sativus

Synonymes :
Xi Hong Hua, Kesar
Saffron (Wiktionary)

English

Etymology

From Middle English saffron, from Old French safran, from Medieval Latin safrānum, from Arabic زَعْفَرَان(zaʿfarān).

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈsæfɹən/

Noun

saffron (countable and uncountable, plural saffrons)

  1. The plant Crocus sativus, a crocus.
    • 1611, King James Version of the Bible, Song of Songs 4.13-14,[1]
      Thy plants are an orchard of pomegranates, with pleasant fruits; camphire, with spikenard, spikenard and saffron []
    • 2009, D. H. Sanaeinejad
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