Cro"cin (kr?"s?n), n. [Gr. saffron.] Chem. (a)

The coloring matter of Chinese yellow pods, the fruit of Gardenia grandiflora.

Watts. (b)

A red powder (called also polychroite), which is made from the saffron (Crocus sativus). See Polychroite.

 

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