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Definition 1: a shade of yellow tinged with orange - [noun denoting attribute]

Synonyms for saffron in the sense of this definition

(saffron is a kind of ...) yellow color or pigment; the chromatic color resembling the hue of sunflowers or ripe lemons

(... is a kind of saffron ) a moderate yellow-orange to orange color

Definition 2: dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus - [noun denoting food]

(saffron is a kind of ...) something added to food primarily for the savor it imparts

(... is part of saffron) Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food

Definition 3: Old World crocus having purple or white flowers with aromatic pungent orange stigmas used in flavoring food - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for saffron in the sense of this definition

(saffron is a kind of ...) any of numerous low-growing plants of the genus Crocus having slender grasslike leaves and white or yellow or purple flowers; native chiefly to the Mediterranean region but widely cultivated

(saffron is a part of ...) dried pungent stigmas of the Old World saffron crocus

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