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

  Safflower \Saf"flow`er\, n. [F. safleur, saflor, for safran,
     influenced by fleur flower. See Saffron, and Flower.]
     1. (Bot.) An annual composite plant ({Carthamus tinctorius),
        the flowers of which are used as a dyestuff and in making
        rouge; bastard, or false, saffron.
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     2. The dried flowers of the Carthamus tinctorius.
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     3. A dyestuff from these flowers. See Safranin
        (b) .
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     Oil of safflower, a purgative oil expressed from the seeds
        of the safflower.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: thistlelike Eurasian plant widely grown for its red or
           orange flower heads and seeds that yield a valuable oil
           [syn: safflower, false saffron, Carthamus tinctorius]

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