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Friday, February 8, 2013
Arabic Word in English: Saffron
The English word SAFFRON comes from Old French safran and medieval Latin safranum, both of which come from Arabic az-za'faran. You can learn about the different varieties of saffron at the Penzeys website.
Saffron is collected from the crimson stigmas of the autumnal crocus (Crocus sativus):