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car·tha·mus

(kar'tha-mŭs),
The dried florets of Carthamus tinctorius (family Compositae).
See also: safflower oil.
Synonym(s): safflower
[Ar. qurtum, fr. qartama, paint; the plant yields a dye]

safflower

(săf′lou′ər)
n.
1. A thistlelike Eurasian plant (Carthamus tinctorius) in the composite family, having orange flowers that produce seeds containing an oil used for cooking and in food products, cosmetics, and paints.
2. The dried flowers of this plant, formerly used as a source of yellow and orange dyes.

safflower

Chinese medicine
A herb, the flowers of which are used topically for abscesses, bruises and burns, and internally for anginal pan, coagulation disorders, delayed menses, and as a cardiovascular tonic.
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Thirty-four seed lots of 11 registered safflower varieties and 5 inbred lines produced by seed companies, breeders and farmers were used after their seeds were reproduced at the experimental fields of the university during growing season in 2015 (March to August).
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The play is story of petals picking women who picked petals of Kasumbha or Kasumbi (safflowers) in 17th century.
The safflower water is only tinged with red and yellow to begin with, but the addition of the vinegar removes the yellow hue and strengthens the red hue.
The MSPs fixed by the government for wheat, barley, gram, masur, rapeseed and mustard and safflower are being said to much higher than the cost of production.
Safflower oil processing plant was built in the district with the capacity of 50 tons of oil per day.
He believes he's "maxed out" demand for safflower, a crop that can thrive on Idaho's dryland farms, at 21,000 acres.
The grain of safflower is described as a hulled seed (achene) due to its covering with a hull layer.
The study was conducted on Safflower (Giza-101 cultivar) in a split plot design with 4 replicates.
Although little cultivated in Brazil, safflower is a promising crop for the Brazilian Cerrado.