crocus crocus  /ˈkroʊ kəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) any of numerous low-growing plants of the genus Crocus having slender grasslike leaves and white or yellow or purple flowers; native chiefly to the Mediterranean region but widely cultivated

Usage(s):

  1. It's the day after Easter, and the first crocus shoots have ventured tentatively above the ground at the convent on Good Counsel Hill.
  2. He arrives onstage most phallically, rising like a glittering crocus out of a chalice that somewhat resembles those silvered bowls in which hotels serve grapefruit.
  3. Long used as a remedy for gout, colchicine is a slightly poisonous alkaloid compound which occurs in the seeds of the meadow saffron or autumn crocus, Colchicum autumnale.

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