safflower

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Etymology[edit]

Middle French safleur, from Arabic اصفر (áṣfar, yellow).

Noun[edit]

safflower (plural safflowers)

  1. (botany) A cultivated thistle-like plant, Carthamus tinctorius, family Asteraceae, now grown mainly for its oil.

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