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English definition of “saffron”

saffron

noun [U] uk   /ˈsæf.rən/ us  

saffron noun [U] (SPICE)

a dark yellow substance obtained from a flower and used as a spice to give colour and flavour to food: saffron riceHerbs and spices

saffron noun [U] (COLOUR)

a dark yellow colourLess common coloursCommon colours

saffron

adjective uk   /ˈsæf.rən/ us  
having a dark yellow colourLess common coloursCommon colours
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