Definition of saffron noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈsæfrən//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsæfrən//
    [uncountable] Herbs and spices
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  1. 1 a bright yellow powder made from crocus flowers, used in cooking as a spice and to give colour to food See related entries: Herbs and spices
  2. 2 a bright orange-yellow colour
  3. Word OriginMiddle English: from Old French safran, based on Arabic za‘farān.

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