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Definition of crocus
noun (plural crocuses or croci /-kʌɪ, -kiː/)
- a small spring-flowering Eurasian plant of the iris family, which grows from a corm and bears bright yellow, purple, or white flowers. See also autumn crocus.
- Genus Crocus, family Iridaceae
late Middle English (also denoting saffron, obtained from a species of crocus): via Latin from Greek krokos, of Semitic origin and related to Hebrew karkōm and Arabic kurkum