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salvia

[sal-vee-uh] /ˈsæl vi ə/
noun
1.
any plant of the genus Salvia, comprising the sages, having opposite leaves and whorled flowers.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; < Neo-Latin, Latin: sage
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salvia

/ˈsælvɪə/
noun
1.
any herbaceous plant or small shrub of the genus Salvia, such as the sage, grown for their medicinal or culinary properties or for ornament: family Lamiaceae (labiates)
Word Origin
C19: from Latin: sage²
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Word Origin and History for salvia
n.

1844, from Latin salvia "the plant sage" (see sage (n.1)).

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