Found 2 items, similar to Meadow saffron.
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Definition: meadow saffron
n : bulbous autumn-flowering herb with white, purple or
lavender-and-white flowers; native to western and central
Europe [syn: autumn crocus
, naked lady
, Colchicum autumnale
English → English
Definition: Meadow saffron
Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow;
produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. “Fat meadow
Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see
the particular word in the Vocabulary.
. (Bot.) Same as Deergrass
(Bot.), a valuable pasture grass
) resembling timothy, but with
, a coarse grass, or true sedge, growing in
uncultivated swamp or river meadow; -- used as fodder or
bedding for cattle, packing for ice, etc. [Local, U. S.]
(a) The American bittern. See Stake-driver
(b) The American coot (Fulica
(c) The clapper rail.
(Zo["o]l.), any mouse of the genus Arvicola
as the common American species Arvicola riparia
called also field mouse
, and field vole
(Zo["o]l.), an American ribbed mussel
), very abundant in salt marshes.
(Min.), bog-iron ore, a kind of limonite.
. (Bot.) See under Parsnip
. (Bot.) See under Pink
(Zo["o]l.), a small singing bird of the genus
, as Anthus pratensis
, of Europe.
(Bot.), a delicate early plant, of the genus
, having compound leaves and numerous white
flowers. There are many species.
. (Bot.) See under Saffron
. (Bot.) See under Sage
(Bot.), an umbelliferous plant of Europe
), somewhat resembling fennel.
(Zo["o]l.), the common or jack snipe.
(?; 277), n. [OE. saffran, F. safran; cf. It.
zafferano, Sp. azafran, Pg. a[,c]afr[~a]o; all fr. Ar. & Per.
1. (Bot.) A bulbous iridaceous plant (Crocus sativus
having blue flowers with large yellow stigmas. See
2. 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.
3. An orange or deep yellow color, like that of the stigmas
of the Crocus sativus
, Dyer's saffron
. (Bot.) See Safflower
(Bot.), a bulbous plant (Colchichum autumnale
) of Europe, resembling saffron.
(Bot.), the yellowish wood of a South African
tree (El[ae]odendron croceum
); also, the tree itself.
, a shade of yellow like that obtained from
the stigmas of the true saffron (Crocus sativus