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Meaning & History

From the English word which refers either to a spice, the crocus flower from which it is harvested, or the yellow-orange colour of the spice. It is derived via Old French from Arabic زعفران (za'faran), itself probably from Persian meaning "gold leaves".

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colors, Firefly characters, flora, flowers, food, gold, herbs, nature, orange, plants, spices, word names, yellow
Entry updated December 8, 2017   Contribute