from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A small genus of annual plants, natural order Compositæ.

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  • n. safflower


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  • "There were several other important plant dyes — carthamus, woad, saffron, brazilwood and turmeric — but even these represented an extremely narrow range of colours, confined variously to red, blue, yellow, brown and black."

    Mauve by Simon Garfield, p 41 of the Norton paperback edition

    March 29, 2012