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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun Any of various plants of the genus Salvia of the mint family, having opposite leaves, a two-lipped corolla, and two stamens.
  • noun A preparation made from the dried or crushed leaves of Salvia divinorum, or from an extract of the leaves, usually smoked, chewed, or ingested to produce a hallucinatory effect.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A large genus of gamopetalous plants of the order Labiatæ and tribe Monardeæ.
  • noun [lowercase] Any plant of this genus: applied especially to the ornamental sorts.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of plants including the sage. See sage.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun A plant in the genus Salvia, such as sage.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun any of various plants of the genus Salvia; a cosmopolitan herb

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Latin salvia, sage; see sage.]

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From Latin salvia ("sage").

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