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Saffron, the plant Crocus sativus; used to colour paste: “whose villanous s. would have made all the unbaked and doughy youth of a nation in his colour,” All's IV, 5, 2 (perhaps with an allusion to the fashionable custom of wearing yellow). “I must have s. to colour the warden pies,” Wint. IV, 3, 48.
Adjectively, == deep yellow: with thy (Iris') “s. wings,” Tp. IV, 78. “this companion with the s. face,” Err. IV, 4, 64.
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