colchicum definition

  • noun:
    • any one of different bulbous flowers associated with genus Colchicum, for instance the autumn crocus.
    • The dried ready seeds or corms of the autumn crocus, both of which yield colchicine.
    • Any of a few plants of the genus Colchicum
    • The dried seed of saffron (Crocus) made use of as an analgesic
    • some of numerous bulbous plants for the genus Colchicum, like the autumn crocus.
    • The dried ripe seeds or corms of autumn crocus, each of which yield colchicine.
    • any one of several blossoms for the genus Colchicum
    • The dried seed of saffron (Crocus) made use of as an analgesic

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