how to pronounce saffron

sæfɹən

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“… doughnut with saffron flavored icing and …”

meanings of saffron

verb:

  1. To colour (a metal or wooden surface) with a gilding product containing saffron.
  2. To dye (a fabric, garment, etc.) with a saffron-based dye.
  3. To add saffron to (a food), for taste, colour etc.
  4. To give a saffron colour to (something).
  5. To embellish.

noun:

  1. A spice (seasoning) and colouring agent made from the stigma and part of the style of the plant, sometimes or formerly also used as a dye and insect repellent.
  2. An orange-yellow colour, the colour of a lion's pelt.
  3. The plant Crocus sativus, a crocus.

adjective:

  1. Having an orange-yellow colour.

name:

  1. A female given name from English; a rare flower name from the saffron.