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1. saffron

noun. ['ˈsæfrən'] a shade of yellow tinged with orange.

Synonyms

  • ochre
  • yellow
  • orange yellow
  • yellowness

Antonyms

  • achromatic color
  • brave
  • healthy
  • unsensational

Etymology

  • safran (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • safranum (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Saffron

  • shafran
  • safran
  • saffran
  • daffron

Example sentences of the word saffron


1. Noun, singular or mass
Add salt to taste and serve the saffron sauce hot over hot fish.

2. Verb, base form
There are some late-blooming bulbs like Oriental and some day lilies and saffron hyacinths that tolerate colder fall temperatures.

Quotes containing the word saffron


1. 88. People wonder why so many writers come to live in Paris. I’ve been living ten years in Paris and the answer seems simple to me: because it’s the best place to pick ideas. Just like Italy, Spain.. or Iran are the best places to pick saffron. If you want to pick opium poppies you go to Burma or South-East Asia. And if you want to pick novel ideas, you go to Paris.
- Roman Payne, Crepuscule

2. saffron

noun. ['ˈsæfrən'] dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus.

Synonyms

  • seasoning
  • flavorer
  • flavourer
  • flavouring
  • seasoner
  • saffron crocus
  • Crocus sativus

Antonyms

  • honorable

Etymology

  • safran (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • safranum (Latin)

3. saffron

noun. ['ˈsæfrən'] Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food.

Synonyms

  • crocus
  • saffron crocus

Etymology

  • safran (Old French (842-ca. 1400))
  • safranum (Latin)
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