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- n. A natural carotenoid that is found in the flowers crocus and gardenia.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The coloring matter of Chinese yellow pods, the fruit of Gardenia grandiflora.
- n. A red powder (called also polychroite), which is made from the saffron (Crocus sativus). See polychroite.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A red powder (C16H18O6) formed, together with sugar and a volatile oil, when polychroite is decomposed by dilute acids.
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