Definition of crocus in English:

crocus

Line breaks: cro¦cus
Pronunciation: /ˈkrəʊkəs
 
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noun (plural crocuses or croci /-kʌɪ, -kiː/)

  • A small spring-flowering Eurasian plant of the iris family, which grows from a corm and bears bright yellow, purple, or white flowers. See also autumn crocus.
    • Genus Crocus, family Iridaceae
    More example sentences
    • Indulge yourself - or treat a friend - with instant plantings of colorful tulips, daffodils, hyacinths, crocuses, Iris reticulata and other spring flowers.
    • Your hyacinths, tulips, daffodils, crocuses, and grape-hyacinths can be saved for planting in the garden.
    • Spring-flowering bulbs such as tulips, crocuses, hyacinths, daffodils, and irises are universal symbols of spring.

Origin

late Middle English (also denoting saffron, obtained from a species of crocus): via Latin from Greek krokos, of Semitic origin and related to Hebrew karkōm and Arabic kurkum.

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