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autumn crocus

noun
1.
any of several bulbous plants of the genus Colchicum, of the lily family, especially C. autumnale, bearing showy, crocuslike white, pink, or purple flowers in autumn.
Also called meadow saffron; British, naked ladies.
Origin
1905-1910
1905-10
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British Dictionary definitions for autumn-crocus

autumn crocus

noun
1.
a liliaceous plant, Colchicum autumnale, of Europe and N Africa having pink or purplish autumn flowers Also called meadow saffron Compare saffron
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