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Date: 1100-1200
Language: Old French
Origin: safran, from Medieval Latin safranum, from Arabic za'faran

saffron

noun
     
Related topics: Colours, Cooking
saf‧fron [uncountable]
1DFC a bright yellow spice that is used in cooking to give food a special taste and colour. It is sold as a powder or in thin pieces.
2CC a bright orange-yellow colour

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