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  • A genus of perennial flowering plants of the Iridaceae family. Saffron is obtained from the stamens of Crocus sativus.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia

CROCUS, or CROCUS METALLORUM. A nick name for a
surgeon of the army and navy.
- The Devil's Dictionary (Ambrose Bierce)

Cro"cus (krō"kŭs), n. [L., saffron, fr. Gr. kro`kos; cf. Heb. karkōm, Ar. kurkum, Skr. ku&ndot;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.

- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

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