Definition of autumn crocus in English:

autumn crocus

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  • A crocus-like Eurasian plant of the lily family, cultivated for its autumn-blooming flowers.
    • Genus Colchicum, family Liliaceae: several species, in particular meadow saffron
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    • Many of the autumn crocus come in varying shades of lilac.
    • Colchicine is an alkaloid isolated from the autumn crocus.
    • The word ‘Croceal’ or ‘saffron’ describes an orange-yellow colour; the word takes its root from the colour of an autumn crocus, also known as a meadow saffron.

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