Crocus vs Crocetin - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between crocus and crocetin

is that crocus is a perennial flowering plant (of the genus crocus'' in the ''iridaceae'' family) saffron is obtained from the stamens of ''crocus sativus while crocetin is (organic compound) a natural carotenoid dicarboxylic acid that is found in the crocus flower.

crocus

English

(wikipedia crocus)

Noun

(en-noun)
  • A perennial flowering plant (of the genus Crocus'' in the ''Iridaceae'' family). Saffron is obtained from the stamens of ''Crocus sativus .
  • Any of various similar flowering plants, such as the autumn crocus and prairie crocus.
  • (chemistry, obsolete) A deep yellow powder, the oxide of some metal (especially iron), calcined to a red or deep yellow colour.
  • Derived terms

    * autumn crocus * crocus of Mars * crocus of Venus * prairie crocus * saffron crocus

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    crocetin

    Noun

  • (organic compound) A natural carotenoid dicarboxylic acid that is found in the crocus flower.
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