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what's the plural of crocus?

by meinnovations

It's crocus time! There's hardly anything better than the sign that we're pulling out of a cold, dark, and wet NW winter. I love them, but what do I call all of them? What's the plural of crocus?

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Crocus, bulb, spring bulbs

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According to Dictionary.com, here&#x27;s the scoop: 1) plural also crocus or cro·ci /-&quot;kE, -&quot;kI, -&quot;sI/ : any of a large genus (Crocus) of perennial herbs of the iris family (Iridaceae.) <br/> <br/>The ways you can pronounce it surprised me!!
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gardengirl commented on 02/14/10
oh crikey. cite your references, lest twitterpated husbands will be doing happy dances!
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meinnovations commented on 02/12/10
Unlike octopus, the plural of Crocus can go either way: both &quot;crocuses&quot; and &quot;croci&quot; may be used!
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SeattleAlex commented on 02/12/10
wow, it&#x27;s my annual ritual to ask everyone i know every time i see a crocus what two of them are called. i searched ad nauseum several crocus times ago and found no answer to the croci/crocuses/crocusi/crocuses conundrum. i&#x27;m digging this dirt. enjoy the happy dance, although i suspect they get kind of old with that guy...
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meinnovations commented on 02/12/10
yep I am now doing a happy dance! It&#x27;s crocuses. My husband and I actually bickered a little over this question!
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FigTree commented on 02/12/10
crocuses? i gotta look that one up!
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FigTree commented on 02/12/10
Is it croci?
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LilyLover commented on 02/12/10

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