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autumn crocusHerbal 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 crocusA plant, Colchicum autumnale , from which the valuable gout remedy colchicine is derived.
see colchicum autumnale. Called also meadow saffron.