azafrán

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Asturian[edit]

Noun[edit]

azafrán m (plural azafranes)

  1. saffron (plant)
  2. saffron (spice)

Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Andalusian Arabic, from Arabic اَلزَّعْفَرَان(az-zaʿfarān, the saffron). Cognate with English saffron.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): (Spain) /aθafˈɾan/, [a.θafˈɾãn]
  • IPA(key): (Latin America) /asafˈɾan/, [a.safˈɾãn]
  • Rhymes: -an

Noun[edit]

azafrán m (plural azafranes)

  1. saffron crocus (Crocus sativus)
  2. saffron
  3. (Philippines) turmeric (Curcuma longa)
    • 1879, José Felipe del Pan, Diccionario de la administración, del Comercio y de la vida práctica en Filipinas, page 150:
      AZAFRÁN. Curcuma longa. Planta con la que los indios tiñen de amarillo que no es muy firme. Su raíz cruda la comen los que adolecen de jaqueca, y les aprovecha.
      TURMERIC. Curcuma longa. Plant with which the Indians use as yellow dye that is not firm. Its raw root is eaten by those who suffer from headaches, and they take advantage of it.

Derived terms[edit]

See also[edit]