Definitions

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

  • n. Any of various plants of the genus Salvia in the mint family, having opposite leaves, a two-lipped corolla, and two stamens.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A genus of plants including the sage. See sage.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

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

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

Etymologies

Latin salvia, sage; see sage2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin salvia ("sage"). (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • According to a source, the smoke inside the bong is a natural herb called salvia, which is legal in the state of California but also possesses psychedelic qualities.

    latimes.com - News

  • Your latest scandal was when a recent video went viral of you taking a bong hit of salvia, which is a legal herb sold in California.

    Taylor Trudon: Dear Miley: An Open Letter

  • But a source close to the Hannah Montana star tells TMZ that Cyrus is not smoking marijuana, but a natural herb called salvia, which has hallucinogenic properties and is legal in California.

    Billy Ray Cyrus "So Sad" Over Video of Miley Hitting a Bong

  • Sources tell TMZ that she was smoking the psychedelic herb salvia, which is legal in California, not marijuana.

    Miley Cyrus Parties With A Bong (VIDEO)

  • I need more of the blue salvia, that is the only one that comes back reliably.

    August Bloom Day Delights « Fairegarden

  • FINNSTROM: Dozens of homemade videos on YouTube show teenagers high on a plant called salvia divinorum; they are helping fuel fears that teenage under the radar drug craze.

    CNN Transcript Apr 28, 2008

  • Dozens of homemade videos on Youtube show teenagers high on a plant called salvia Divinorum.

    CNN Transcript Apr 27, 2008

  • CAROL COSTELLO, CNN CORRESPONDENT: (voice-over): It's called salvia and those who supposedly use it are celebrating their trips online.

    CNN Transcript Jul 17, 2007

  • But they remembered, he had experimented with a drug they had never heard of before, an herb called salvia divinorum, the world's most potent natural hallucinogen.

    CNN Transcript Apr 12, 2006

  • Sage, or salvia, from the Latin meaning “to heal,” was added to cleanse bacteria, like so many other culinary herbs.

    The Last Chance Dog

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