crocusnoun [ C ]uk /ˈkrəʊ.kəs/ us /ˈkroʊ.kəs/
Examples from literature
- Anne was kneeling at the west gable window watching the sunset sky that was like a great flower with petals of crocus and a heart of fiery yellow.
- On the pulpit stood a bunch of crocuses crowded into a vase: some Mary's offering.
- St. George remembered a green slope, spangled with crocuses and wild strawberries, coloured like the orchids but lying under free sky, in free air.
- The first crocuses of spring had just begun to smile when a letter came, written by a stranger's hand!
- Under the damson tree the first white snowdrops came, and the crocuses, whose yellow petals often appeared over the snow, and presently the daffodils and the beautiful narcissus.