from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A natural carotenoid dicarboxylic acid that is found in the crocus flower.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A dyestuff, obtained from the Chinese crocin, which produces a brilliant yellow.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. In chem.: Crocin.
  • n. A doubtful derivative from crocin.
  • n. An amorphous red product, C34H46O11, obtained by heating crocin, the coloring matter of saffron (Crocus sativus), with dilute mineral acids.


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