Definition of autumn crocus in English:

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autumn crocus

noun

A crocuslike Eurasian plant of the lily family, cultivated for its autumn-blooming flowers.
  • Genus Colchicum, family Liliaceae: several species, in particular meadow saffron
Example sentences
  • 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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