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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Rouge  \Rouge\,  n.  [F.] 
  1.  (Chem.)  A  red  amorphous  powder  consisting  of  ferric  oxide. 
  It  is  used  in  polishing  glass,  metal,  or  gems,  and  as  a 
  cosmetic,  etc  Called  also  {crocus},  {jeweler's  rouge}, 
  etc 
 
  2.  A  cosmetic  used  for  giving  a  red  color  to  the  cheeks  or 
  lips.  The  best  is  prepared  from  the  dried  flowers  of  the 
  safflower,  but  it  is  often  made  from  carmine.  --Ure. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crocus  \Cro"cus\  (kr[=o]"k[u^]s),  n.  [L.,  saffron,  fr  Gr 
  kro`kos;  cf  Heb.  kark[=o]m,  Ar  kurkum  Skr.  ku[.n]kuma.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  genus  of  iridaceous  plants,  with  pretty  blossoms 
  rising  separately  from  the  bulb  or  corm.  {C.  vernus}  is 
  one  of  the  earliest  of  spring-blooming  flowers;  {C. 
  sativus}  produces  the  saffron,  and  blossoms  in  the  autumn. 
 
  2.  (Chem.)  A  deep  yellow  powder;  the  oxide  of  some  metal 
  calcined  to  a  red  or  deep  yellow  color;  esp.,  the  oxide  of 
  iron  ({Crocus  of  Mars}  or  {colcothar})  thus  produced  from 
  salts  of  iron,  and  used  as  a  polishing  powder. 
 
  {Crocus  of  Venus}  (Old  Chem.),  oxide  of  copper. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crocus 
  n  :  any  of  numerous  low-growing  plants  of  the  genus  Crocus 
  having  slender  grasslike  leaves  and  white  or  yellow  or 
  purple  flowers;  native  chiefly  to  the  Mediterranean 
  region  but  widely  cultivated 




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