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American Tract Society Bible Dictionary
The common Crocus Sativus, a small bluish flower, whose yellow, thread-like stigmata yield an agreeable aromatic odor; and also the Indian saffron, Song of Song of Solomon 4:14 . In the East these were used in making a highly valued perfume, and also as a condiment and a stimulating medicine.
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Rand, W. W. Entry for 'Saffron'. American Tract Society Bible Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/ats/s/saffron.html. 1859.