Meaning of “crocus” in the English Dictionary

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"crocus" in British English

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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. 

(Definition of “crocus” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"crocus" in American English

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crocusnoun [ C ]

us /ˈkroʊ·kəs/

(Definition of “crocus” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)