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 for Meadow saffron
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Saffron \Saf"fron\ (?; 277), n. [OE. saffran, F. safran; cf. It.
     zafferano, Sp. azafran, Pg. a[,c]afr[~a]o; all fr. Ar. & Per.
     za' far[=a]n.]
     1. (Bot.) A bulbous iridaceous plant ({Crocus sativus)
        having blue flowers with large yellow stigmas. See
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     2. The aromatic, pungent, dried stigmas, usually with part of
        the stile, of the Crocus sativus. Saffron is used in
        cookery, and in coloring confectionery, liquors,
        varnishes, etc., and was formerly much used in medicine.
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     3. An orange or deep yellow color, like that of the stigmas
        of the Crocus sativus.
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     Bastard saffron, Dyer's saffron. (Bot.) See Safflower.
     Meadow saffron (Bot.), a bulbous plant ({Colchichum
        autumnale) of Europe, resembling saffron.
     Saffron wood (Bot.), the yellowish wood of a South African
        tree ({Elaeodendron croceum); also, the tree itself.
     Saffron yellow, a shade of yellow like that obtained from
        the stigmas of the true saffron ({Crocus sativus).
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Meadow \Mead"ow\, a.
     Of or pertaining to a meadow; of the nature of a meadow;
     produced, growing, or living in, a meadow. "Fat meadow
     ground." --Milton.
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     Note: For many names of plants compounded with meadow, see
           the particular word in the Vocabulary.
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     Meadow beauty. (Bot.) Same as Deergrass.
     Meadow foxtail (Bot.), a valuable pasture grass
        ({Alopecurus pratensis) resembling timothy, but with
        softer spikes.
     Meadow hay, a coarse grass, or true sedge, growing in
        uncultivated swamp or river meadow; -- used as fodder or
        bedding for cattle, packing for ice, etc. [Local, U. S.]
     Meadow hen. (Zool.)
     (a) The American bittern. See Stake-driver.
     (b) The American coot ({Fulica).
     (c) The clapper rail.
     Meadow mouse (Zool.), any mouse of the genus Arvicola, as
        the common American species Arvicola riparia; -- called
        also field mouse, and field vole.
     Meadow mussel (Zool.), an American ribbed mussel ({Modiola
        plicatula), very abundant in salt marshes.
     Meadow ore (Min.), bog-iron ore, a kind of limonite.
     Meadow parsnip. (Bot.) See under Parsnip.
     Meadow pink. (Bot.) See under Pink.
     Meadow pipit (Zool.), a small singing bird of the genus
        Anthus, as Anthus pratensis, of Europe.
     Meadow rue (Bot.), a delicate early plant, of the genus
        Thalictrum, having compound leaves and numerous white
        flowers. There are many species.
     Meadow saffron. (Bot.) See under Saffron.
     Meadow sage. (Bot.) See under Sage.
     Meadow saxifrage (Bot.), an umbelliferous plant of Europe
        ({Silaus pratensis), somewhat resembling fennel.
     Meadow snipe (Zool.), the common or jack snipe.
        [1913 Webster] meadowgrass

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  meadow saffron
      n 1: bulbous autumn-flowering herb with white, purple or
           lavender-and-white flowers; native to western and central
           Europe [syn: autumn crocus, meadow saffron, naked
           lady, Colchicum autumnale]

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