Adjective "saffron" definition and examples

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Definitions and examples


An orange-yellow flavouring, food colouring, and dye made from the dried stigmas of a crocus.
  1. 'Add the lobster consommé, heavy cream, saffron, and thyme and bring to a boil.'
  2. 'To make the dressing, whisk the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, saffron, raisins and their water with sea salt and pepper in a large bowl.'
  3. 'Veggies can try Turkish vegetable brochettes with pepper, onions, zucchini, and cottage cheese with saffron rice or the spicier Thai vegetable curry with steamed rice.'
  4. 'Gently fry the bacon, add 2 tablespoons olive oil and then sauté onion, peppers, garlic, fennel and saffron.'
  5. 'Mr Rahman said ingredients such as turmeric, saffron and paprika provided colour and were natural.'
  6. 'I had the rasmalai - soft poached cheese dumplings in a light milk syrup flavoured with saffron.'
  7. 'In a pan that fits the chicken or lamb closely, put the cinnamon stick, onion, olive oil and saffron.'
  8. 'One formula to prevent baldness included a mixture of wine, saffron, pepper, vinegar and rat dung.'
  9. 'Add the wine, saffron, and tarragon and simmer until reduced by half, about two minutes.'
  10. 'The menu notes that the kitchen needs half an hour to prepare this traditional infusion of rice, saffron, seafood and sausage.'
  11. as modifier 'the saffron robe of a Buddhist monk'
  12. 'They are clothed in saffron coloured robes and carry alms bowls.'
  13. 'However, since he couldn't get any Hindus to pose for him, he dressed up his own son as a Hindu, shaved head, saffron robes and all.'
  14. 'She is a very short woman in maroon and saffron robes.'
  15. 'While BJP caps had saffron as the base colour, indicative of its ideology, the TDP caps had a heavy tinge of the ‘auspicious’ yellow.'
  16. 'A vest that can be worn underneath a monk's saffron robes and tested to withstand a round from a powerful handgun retails for abound 200 U.S. dollars.'
  17. 'She stood, letting her red, high-collared robes, trimmed with saffron orange, fall around her, over the simple ash-colored dress and boots.'
  18. 'The Indian women who came to buy rice, curry powder and spices were reserved and shy and almost always traditionally dressed in pink, purple or saffron saris.'
  19. 'Décor is mostly soft ochre and saffron in colour, with contemporary furniture.'
  20. 'In another demonstration, a man is clad in saffron robes and a false beard and seems to sit suspended in mid-air without any support but for a hand resting on a pole.'
An autumn-flowering crocus with reddish-purple flowers, native to warmer regions of Eurasia. Enormous numbers of flowers are required to produce a small quantity of the large red stigmas used for the spice.
  1. 'But you can actually buy and grow your saffron crocus, Crocus sativus.'
  2. 'For 20 long days these workers will pick the saffron crocus from early morning until the entire crop of regal purple is gone.'
  3. 'For example, we learn how the autumn-flowering saffron crocus, which produces the most expensive spice in the world, used to earn its British growers huge fortunes in the 16th century.'

More definitions

1. Also called vegetable gold. a crocus, Crocus sativus, having showy purple flowers.

2. an orange-colored condiment consisting of its dried stigmas, used to color and flavor foods.

3. Also, saffron yellow. a yellowish-orange color.

More examples(as adjective)

"robes can be saffron."


Middle English: from Old French safran, based on Arabic za‘farān.