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saffron

Pronunciation: /ˈsæfrən/

Translation of saffron in Spanish:

noun/nombre

uncountable/no numerable
  • 1.1 [Botany/Botánica] [Cookery/Cocina] azafrán (masculine) (before noun/delante del nombre) saffron rice arroz (masculine) con or al azafrán
    Example sentences
    • To make the dressing, whisk the olive oil, vinegar, mustard, saffron, raisins and their water with sea salt and pepper in a large bowl.
    • In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the chicken, onions, cilantro, saffron, cinnamon, butter, oil, gum arabic, and water to a boil.
    • It is not normally found in food but - when illegally added - can increase weight and colour of spices such as chilli peppers, saffron, curry powder and paprika.
    Example sentences
    • One of the most special of the autumn flowering crocus is Crocus sativus, the saffron crocus.
    • But you can actually buy and grow your saffron crocus, Crocus sativus.
    • For example, we learn how the autumn-flowering saffron crocus, which produces the most expensive spice in the world, used to earn its British growers huge fortunes in the 16th century.
    1.2 (color) color (masculine) azafrán; (before noun/delante del nombre) [robe/dress] color azafrán (invariable adjective/adjetivo invariable); [hue] azafranado
    Example sentences
    • It has the familiar, but always appealing, indigo and saffron colour scheme and wooden floor of many modern restaurants.
    • She, with her saffron robes and shaven head, embodies and personifies hard-core Hindutva without, at this late stage of her public career, having to make vitriolic speeches.
    • A vest that can be worn underneath a monk's saffron robes and tested to withstand a round from a powerful handgun retails for abound 200 U.S. dollars.

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