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Meaning of CROCUS

Pronunciation:  'krowkus

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  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

CROCUS is a 6 letter word that starts with C.


 See Also: Crocus sativus, genus Crocus, iridaceous plant, saffron, saffron crocus



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Cro"cus\ (kr[=o]"k[u^]s), n. [L., saffron, fr. Gr.
kro`kos; cf. Heb. kark[=o]m, Ar. kurkum, Skr. ku[.n]kuma.]
1. (Bot.) A genus of iridaceous plants, with pretty blossoms
   rising separately from the bulb or corm. {C. vernus} is
   one of the earliest of spring-blooming flowers; {C.
   sativus} produces the saffron, and blossoms in the autumn.

2. (Chem.) A deep yellow powder; the oxide of some metal
   calcined to a red or deep yellow color; esp., the oxide of
   iron ({Crocus of Mars} or {colcothar}) thus produced from
   salts of iron, and used as a polishing powder.

{Crocus of Venus} (Old Chem.), oxide of copper.