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C vernusCrocus Cro"cus (kr[=o]"k[u^]s), n. [L., saffron, fr. Gr.
kro`kos; cf. Heb. kark[=o]m, Ar. kurkum, Skr. ku[.n]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.
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