salvia

[ sal-vee-uh ]
/ ˈsæl vi ə /
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noun

any plant of the genus Salvia, comprising the sages, having opposite leaves and whorled flowers.

Nearby words

  1. salve regina,
  2. salvemini,
  3. salvemini, gaetano,
  4. salver,
  5. salverform,
  6. salvific,
  7. salvo,
  8. salvor,
  9. salwar kameez,
  10. salween

Origin of salvia

1835–45; < New Latin, Latin: sage

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British Dictionary definitions for salvia

salvia

/ (ˈsælvɪə) /

noun

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 for salvia

C19: from Latin: sage ²

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Word Origin and History for salvia

salvia

n.

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

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