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Open Saffron

name for a fall-flowering plant (Crocus sativus) of the family Iridaceae ( iris family) and also for a dye obtained therefrom. The plant is native to

Open sage

any species of the large genus Salvia, aromatic herbs or shrubs of the family Labiatae ( mint family). The common sage of herb gardens is S.

Open Sake

Sake is an alcoholic beverage of Japanese origin. Though it is sometimes mistakenly categorized as a “rice wine,” the sake production process involves

Open salt

In chemistry, any compound formed from an acid and a base through the replacement of all or part of the hydrogen in the acid by a metal or


fluid in plants consisting of water and dissolved substances. Cell sap refers to this fluid present in the large vacuole, or cell cavity, that

Open Sapodilla

The sapodilla is found in the wild from southern Mexico to Nicaragua, but is now cultivated in other areas, including Southeast Asia. The

Open Sassafras

Source: Sassafras albidum (Nutt.) Nees [syn. S. officinale Nees et Eberm.; S. variifolium (Salisb.) Kuntzel] (Family Lauraceae). Common/vernacular

Open saxifrage

( săk'sĭfrĭj ), common name for several members of the Saxifragaceae, a family of widely varying herbs, shrubs, and small trees of cosmopolitan

Open School Lunch Programs
School Lunch Programs

Established in 1946, the National School Lunch Program (NSLP) is a federal program that enables schools to provide low-cost or free nutritious lunches

Open scorpion

any arachnid of the order Scorpionida with a hollow poisonous stinger at the tip of the tail. Scorpions vary from about 1/2 in. to about 6 in. (1–15