African saffron

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Description

An orange dye extracted from the flowers of a shrub, Typeria crocea, native to South Africa.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Typeria crocea; zafferano africano (It.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Fairchild's Dictionary of Textiles, Phyllis G.Tortora, Robert S. Merkel (eds.), Fairchild Publications, New York City, 7th edition, 1996

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