Crocus (noun)

  1. A small bulbous perennial plant with brightly colored flowers, typically purple, pink, or white, that is one of the first to flower in the spring.
  2. The saffron-coloured spice made from the dried stigmas of the crocus flower.


Late 16th century: via latin from greek krokos "saffron".


  1. The crocuses were in bloom, signaling the arrival of spring.
  2. The crocus flowers were picked for their stigmas, which were used to make saffron.
  3. The crocus bulbs were planted in the fall for early spring blooms.
  4. The crocus is a popular garden flower and are easy to grow.
  5. The crocus plants are usually the first flowers to appear in the spring.
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