A bulbous iridaceous plant (Crocus sativus) having blue
flowers with large yellow stigmas. See Crocus.
The aromatic, pungent, dried stigmas, usually with part of
the stile, of the Crocus sativus. Saffron is used in cookery, and in
coloring confectionery, liquors, varnishes, etc., and was formerly much
used in medicine.
An orange or deep yellow color, like that of the stigmas
of the Crocus sativus.
Having the color of the stigmas of saffron flowers; deep
orange-yellow; as, a saffron face; a saffron streamer.
To give color and flavor to, as by means of saffron; to