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autumn crocus

Herbal medicine
A perennial herb that is the primary source of colchicine, an alkaloid used for treating gout in mainstream medicine.

autumn crocus

(o′tŭm) [L. autumnus, season of abundance, autumn]
A perennial lily (Colchicum autumnale), that produces colchicine.

autumn crocus

A plant, Colchicum autumnale , from which the valuable gout remedy colchicine is derived.

autumn crocus

see colchicum autumnale. Called also meadow saffron.