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saffron

noun [U] uk   us   /ˈsæf.rən/

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 rice

saffron noun [U] (COLOUR)

saffron

adjective uk   us   /ˈsæf.rən/
having a dark yellow colour
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