Sinonimi: false saffron | Carthamus tinctorius
ETYM French safleur, saflor, for safran, influenced by fleur flower. Related to Saffron, and Flower.
Thistlelike Eurasian plant widely grown for its red or orange flower heads and seeds that yield a valuable oil; SYN. false saffron, Carthamus tinctorius.
Asian plant Carthamus tinctorius, family Compositae. It is thistlelike, and widely grown for the oil from its seeds, which is used in cooking, margarine, and paints and varnishes; the seed residue is used as cattle feed.