saffron

saffron

The dried styles and stigmas of the crocus used as a flavoring and as a yellow coloring in foods and textiles (Song 4:1). Highly valued, it was originally imported from the Far East.

Song 4:1

The Bride's Beauty Extolled
1How beautiful you are, my love,
how very beautiful!
Your eyes are doves
behind your veil.
Your hair is like a flock of goats,
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