Adjective "safflower" definition and examples

(Safflower may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈsaflaʊə/

Definitions and examples

noun

An orange-flowered thistle-like Eurasian plant with seeds that yield an edible oil and petals that were formerly used to produce a red or yellow dye.
  1. 'Traditionally safflower was grown for its flower, used in coloring and flavoring food, making dyes, and in medicine.'
  2. 'Other crops include alfalfa, wheat, grapes, sunflowers, safflower, and walnuts.'
  3. 'Other tasty crops in the region include sugarbeets, safflower, buckwheat, and crambe.'
  4. 'Feeder watchers always appreciate safflower and thistle seeds, as well as suet cakes.'
  5. 'First, let me state that it is not because it is a thistle - the niger thistle is really more closely related to safflower or sunflower and like these crops is high in oil.'
  6. 'Yunosuke and his wife, Katsu, had opened their first coffeehouse-style restaurant just after the end of World War II and named it ‘Benihana’ for the red safflowers that grew along the streets.'
  7. 'Peanut hearts and safflower seeds are extravagances that many folks don't usually buy for themselves but would welcome as gifts.'
  8. 'Olive oil is a better choice than corn or safflower oil for cooking.'
  9. 'A critical example of this is the overconsumption of refined sugar, refined grains, and refined vegetable oils such as corn, safflower, and sunflower oil.'
  10. 'Made from papaya extract and safflower seed oil, it's lightweight and will soften your facial hair, as well as reduce razor friction.'
  11. 'In addition to almonds, ingredients include almond and/or safflower oil, sea salt, rice flour, tortula yeast and natural smoke flavor.'
  12. 'Vegetable oils used in hard margarine include palm, groundnut, coconut, safflower, sunflower, cottonseed, and soya bean, the last two being much the most used in American brands.'
  13. 'GLA is derived from linoleic acid, which is present in many common vegetable oils, such as safflower and sunflower.'
  14. 'If the roads in Salem, Oregon, smell like French fries, thank Kettle Foods - a snack-food biz whose company cars run on biodiesel made from safflower and sunflower cooking oils.'
  15. 'It can be found in seed oils such as safflower and sunflower and, according to a Loyola University Medical Center study, may help control hypertension and thus prevent stroke, the nation's third-leading killer.'
  16. 'They're also plentiful in many oils - safflower, soybean, sunflower, black currant seed, flaxseed, evening primrose and borage.'
  17. 'For example, sunflower oil, corn oil, safflower oil are all rich sources of omega 6.'

More definitions

1. a thistlelike composite plant, Carthamus tinctorius, native to the Old World, having finely toothed leaves and large, orange-red flower heads.

2. its dried florets, used medicinally or as a red dyestuff.

More examples(as adjective)

"pushes can be safflower."

"productions can be safflower."

"surges can be safflower."

"states can be safflower."

"plantingses can be safflower."

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Origin

Late Middle English: from Dutch saffloer or German Saflor, via Old French and Italian from Arabic aṣfar ‘yellow’. The spelling has been influenced by saffron and flower.