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Saffron: Heb. karkom, Arab. zafran (i.e., "yellow"), mentioned only in
(The Song of Solomon 4:13,14) the Crocus sativus. Many species of the crocus are
found in Palestine. The pistils and stigmata, from the centre of its
flowers, are pressed into "saffron cakes," common in the East. "We
found," says Tristram, "saffron a very useful condiment in travelling
cookery, a very small pinch of it giving not only a rich yellow colour
but an agreable flavour to a dish of rice or to an insipid stew."