salvia

salvia

[sal-vee-uh]
noun
any plant of the genus Salvia, comprising the sages, having opposite leaves and whorled flowers.

Origin:
1835–45; < Neo-Latin, Latin: sage

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salvia (ˈsælvɪə)
 
n
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)
 
[C19: from Latin: sage²]

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