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safflower, Eurasian thistlelike herb (Carthamus tinctorius) of the family Asteraceae (aster family). Safflower, or false saffron, has long been cultivated in S Asia and Egypt for food and medicine and as a costly but inferior substitute for the true saffron dye. In the United States, where it is sometimes called American saffron, it is more important as the source of safflower oil, which has recently come into wide use as a cooking oil. Safflower is classified in the division Magnoliophyta, class Magnoliopsida, order Asterales, family Asteraceae.

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safflower

saf·flow·er / ˈsafˌlou(-ə)r/ • n. an orange-flowered, thistlelike Eurasian plant (Carthamus tinctorius) of the daisy family, with seeds that yield an edible oil and petals that were formerly used to produce a red or yellow dye. ∎  (safflower oil) the edible oil obtained from the seeds of this plant.

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safflower

safflower Annual plant with large red, orange or white flower heads that are used in making dyestuffs. The seeds yield oil, which is used in cooking and in the manufacture of margarine. Family Asteraceae/Compositae; species Carthamus tinctorius.

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safflower (dried petals of) the plant Carthamus tinctorius. XVI (samfloure). — Du. saffloer or G. safflor — OF. saffleur — It. †saffiore, of unkn. orig.; infl. by assoc. with saffron and flower.

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