[kroh-kuh s] /ˈkroʊ kəs/
noun, plural crocuses.
any of the small, bulbous plants of the genus Crocus, of the iris family, cultivated for their showy, solitary flowers, which are among the first to bloom in the spring.
the flower or bulb of the crocus.
a deep yellow; orangish yellow; saffron.
Also called crocus martis
[mahr-tis] /ˈmɑr tɪs/ (Show IPA). a polishing powder consisting of iron oxide.
noun (pl) -cuses
any plant of the iridaceous genus Crocus, widely cultivated in gardens, having white, yellow, or purple flowers See also autumn crocus
another name for jeweller’s rouge
of a saffron yellow colour
late 14c., from Latin crocus, from Greek krokos “saffron, crocus,” probably of Semitic origin (cf. Arabic kurkum), ultimately from Sanskrit kunkumam, unless the Sanskrit word is from the Semitic one. The autumnal crocus (Crocus sativa) was a common source of yellow dye in Roman times, and was perhaps grown in England, where the word existed as Old English croh, but this form of the word was forgotten by the time the plant was re-introduced in Western Europe by the Crusaders.
noun, Southern U.S. (chiefly South Atlantic States) . 1. a burlap bag.
[kree-suh s] /ˈkri səs/ noun, plural Croesuses, Croesi [kree-sahy] /ˈkri saɪ/ (Show IPA), for 2. 1. died 546 b.c, king of Lydia 560–546: noted for his great wealth. 2. a very rich man. /ˈkriːsəs/ noun 1. died ?546 bc, the last king of Lydia (560–546), noted for his great wealth 2. any very rich man […]
[krawft, kroft] /krɔft, krɒft/ noun, British. 1. a small farm, especially one worked by a tenant. 2. a small plot of ground adjacent to a house and used as a kitchen garden, to pasture one or two cows, etc.; a garden large enough to feed a family or have commercial value. [krawft, kroft] /krɔft, krɒft/ […]
[krawf-ter, krof-] /ˈkrɔf tər, ˈkrɒf-/ noun, British. 1. a person who rents and works a small farm, especially in Scotland or northern England. /ˈkrɒftə/ noun 1. (Brit) an owner or tenant of a small farm, esp in Scotland or northern England