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  • English Word Safflow Definition The safflower.
  • English Word Safflower Definition An annual composite plant (Carthamus tinctorius), the flowers of which are used as a dyestuff and in making rouge; bastard, or false, saffron.
  • English Word Safflower Definition The dried flowers of the Carthamus tinctorius.
  • English Word Safflower Definition A dyestuff from these flowers. See Safranin (b).
  • English Word Saffron Definition A bulbous iridaceous plant (Crocus sativus) having blue flowers with large yellow stigmas. See Crocus.
  • English Word Saffron Definition The aromatic, pungent, dried stigmas, usually with part of the stile, of the Crocus sativus. Saffron is used in cookery, and in coloring confectionery, liquors, varnishes, etc., and was formerly much used in medicine.
  • English Word Saffron Definition An orange or deep yellow color, like that of the stigmas of the Crocus sativus.
  • English Word Saffron Definition Having the color of the stigmas of saffron flowers; deep orange-yellow; as, a saffron face; a saffron streamer.
  • English Word Saffron Definition To give color and flavor to, as by means of saffron; to spice.
  • English Word Saffrony Definition Having a color somewhat like saffron; yellowish.
  • English Word Safranin Definition An orange-red dyestuff extracted from the saffron.
  • English Word Safranin Definition A red dyestuff extracted from the safflower, and formerly used in dyeing wool, silk, and cotton pink and scarlet; -- called also Spanish red, China lake, and carthamin.
  • English Word Safranin Definition An orange-red dyestuff prepared from certain nitro compounds of creosol, and used as a substitute for the safflower dye.
  • English Word Safranine Definition An orange-red nitrogenous dyestuff produced artificially by oxidizing certain aniline derivatives, and used in dyeing silk and wool; also, any one of the series of which safranine proper is the type.
  • English Word Sag Definition To sink, in the middle, by its weight or under applied pressure, below a horizontal line or plane; as, a line or cable supported by its ends sags, though tightly drawn; the floor of a room sags; hence, to lean, give way, or settle from a vertical position; as, a building may sag one way or another; a door sags on its hinges.
  • English Word Sag Definition Fig.: To lose firmness or elasticity; to sink; to droop; to flag; to bend; to yield, as the mind or spirits, under the pressure of care, trouble, doubt, or the like; to be unsettled or unbalanced.
  • English Word Sag Definition To loiter in walking; to idle along; to drag or droop heavily.
  • English Word Sag Definition To cause to bend or give way; to load.
  • English Word Sag Definition State of sinking or bending; sagging.
  • English Word Saga Definition A Scandinavian legend, or heroic or mythic tradition, among the Norsemen and kindred people; a northern European popular historical or religious tale of olden time.
  • English Word Saga Definition of Sagum
  • English Word Sagacious Definition Of quick sense perceptions; keen-scented; skilled in following a trail.
  • English Word Sagacious Definition Hence, of quick intellectual perceptions; of keen penetration and judgment; discerning and judicious; knowing; far-sighted; shrewd; sage; wise; as, a sagacious man; a sagacious remark.
  • English Word Sagacity Definition The quality of being sagacious; quickness or acuteness of sense perceptions; keenness of discernment or penetration with soundness of judgment; shrewdness.
  • English Word Sagamore Definition The head of a tribe among the American Indians; a chief; -- generally used as synonymous with sachem, but some writters distinguished between them, making the sachem a chief of the first rank, and a sagamore one of the second rank.
  • English Word Sagamore Definition A juice used in medicine.
  • English Word Sagapen Definition Sagapenum.
  • English Word Sagapenum Definition A fetid gum resin obtained from a species of Ferula. It has been used in hysteria, etc., but is now seldom met with.
  • English Word Sagas Definition of Saga
  • English Word Sagathy Definition A mixed woven fabric of silk and cotton, or silk and wool; sayette; also, a light woolen fabric.