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Webster's Unabridged Dictionary
noun Cro"cus
  1. [Bot] A genus of iridaceous plants, with pretty blossoms rising separately from the bulb or corm. Crocus vernus is one of the earliest of spring-blooming flowers; Crocus sativus produces the saffron, and blossoms in the autumn.
  2. [Chem] A deep yellow powder; the oxide of some metal calcined to a red or deep yellow color; esp., the oxide of iron (Crocus of Mars or colcothar) thus produced from salts of iron, and used as a polishing powder.

Etymology: L., saffron, fr. Gr. kro`kos; cf. Heb. karkōm, Ar. kurkum, Skr. kuṅkuma

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  1. 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

Through Latin crocus, from Ancient Greek κρόκος (krókos, “crocus”).

  1. A perennial flowering plant (of the genus Crocus in the Iridaceae family). Saffron is obtained from the stamens of Crocus sativus.
  2. Any of various similar flowering plants, such as the autumn crocus and prairie crocus.
  3. (chemistry, obsolete) A deep yellow powder, the oxide of some metal (especially iron), calcined to a red or deep yellow colour.

crocus was also found in the following language(s): French and Latin

Notable Persons Named Crocus

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Fun Facts about the name Crocus

  • When was the first name Crocus first recorded in the United States? The oldest recorded birth by the Social Security Administration for the name Crocus is Wednesday, November 7th, 1917.
  • How unique is the name Crocus? From 1880 to 2017 less than 5 people per year have been born with the first name Crocus. Hoorah! You are a unique individual.
  • Weird things about the name Crocus: Your name in reverse order is Sucorc. A random rearrangement of the letters in your name (anagram) will give Ocsucr. How do you pronounce that?

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Past life for Crocus born Jul 17, 1976

I do not know how you feel about it, but you were a male in your last earthly incarnation. You were born somewhere around the territory of Turkey approximately on 1675. Your profession was designer, engineering, and craftsman.

You always liked to travel, to investigate, could have been detective or spy. Your lesson - development and expansion of your mental consciousness. Find good teacher, spend a part of your time and energy on his wisdom.

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  • U.S. Census Bureau: Frequently Occurring Surnames from the Census 2000 (public domain).
  • 1913 Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary via the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (License)
  • Other Dictionary Sources: WordNet 3.1 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University (License).
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